09 Jun 2017
Star Refrigeration and St Thomas Primary School, Neilston, are supporting International Women in Engineering Day by organising an event at the school auditorium on Tuesday 13 June to celebrate current women engineers and encourage girls between ages 9 -13 to consider a career in engineering.
Star Refrigeration female engineers will offer the 58 school children an insight into their day to day work life to help them understand what a career in engineering entails.
Brendan Docherty, HeadMaster of St Thomas Primary School said, “I am keen to be involved in initiatives that support the development of our children as we are aiming to drive forward STEM across the school”.
The event, which will start at 10 am and is set to last for an hour, will see three of Star Refrigeration female engineers sharing their stories about how they entered the industry from different paths as well as describing the different jobs they do.
We are hoping to change perceptions amongst children, especially girls, by showing them how diverse and creative engineering roles can be.
Most youngsters are not conscious about the fact that refrigeration enhances their everyday lives, serving industries that are vital to our way of life and critical to the sustainability of the planet; that alone shows the endless possibilities – food, drinks, facebook, the internet, swimming pools, ice rinks and medicines could not exist without it!
Star Refrigeration and St Thomas Primary School would like to invite you to come along to the celebration. All children will be wearing the official T-shirts issued by The Women in Engineering Society to commemorate International Women in Engineering Day.
For further information, please contact: Astrid Prado, Star Refrigeration Ltd, T: 0141 638 7916, E: firstname.lastname@example.org