Supporting UniSA's STEM Girls program
Today we hosted 30 Year 11 students as part of the University of South Australia’s STEM Girls program, giving them a tour of our aircraft maintenance hangar and headquarters to inspire them to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
The UniSA STEM Girls program encourages girls in year 11 to continue studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics throughout their schooling and into university.
The program involves the girls spending a week on campus at UniSA, with a range of activities and initiatives to drive interest in STEM careers. The girls are exposed to women working in STEM professions, STEM undergraduates and doctoral students, and are given industry networking opportunities.
An integral part of the program involves visiting STEM industries, to raise awareness and showcase the range of STEM careers and opportunities in South Australia. As a national aviation business headquartered in Adelaide, we were thrilled to have the opportunity to give the girls a tour and provide insight into the diversity of engineering roles that exist within an aviation company, including design, airworthiness through to aircraft maintenance.
To consolidate what the girls discovered during their tour with us, our Chief Human Resources Officer, Angela Catlett, is attending the STEM Girls dinner, to give the girls further information and advice.
Thanks to UniSA for the opportunity to be involved in this outstanding initiative, providing valuable input for the development and future outcomes of the STEM Girls.