Croydon company launching project to increase number of female engineers

Croydon Guardian: TPS Schal director Joan Murray and managing director Frank Huidobro surrounded by some of the company's engineers TPS Schal director Joan Murray and managing director Frank Huidobro surrounded by some of the company's engineers

These are the faces of some women who have signed up to careers in engineering and if a Croydon-based company is successful then thousands more will follow.

TPS Schal is about to launch Project SNOWE; a pledge to increase the number of apprenticeships fivefold over the next five years.

The business is also hoping to keep women engineers in the job by launching a support network for women in operational roles.

And its staff will be going into schools in Croydon to inspire girls to start thinking about engineering as a career.

TPS Schal director Joan Murray, who heads the company’s construction compliance, surveying and project management division, said: “By working together, along with other industries, organisations and government, we can open up opportunities to a whole sector of the population which may never have considered working in technology and engineering in the past.”

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10:28am Sat 7 Jun 14

christhegoth says...

This is great news. Real tech in Croydon ( not just an app on a phone etc etc ).

With 50% of the spending power out there these days being female I never did understand why we had a shortage of female nerds.
This is great news. Real tech in Croydon ( not just an app on a phone etc etc ). With 50% of the spending power out there these days being female I never did understand why we had a shortage of female nerds. christhegoth
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