31 Aug 2017

Encouraging girls into engineering careers

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 1:39 pm on 31 August 2017

Christchurch Engineer Helen Trappitt is on a mission to encourage more young young women to consider engineering as a career.

It's still a very male dominated industry - only 10 percent of members of the professional engineers organisation, IPENZ , are female.. and almost a third of women leave the industry within the first decade.

Helen Trappitt is the director of Lewis Bradford Consulting Engineers - has been talking to school students around Christchurch - some as young as 5, about the profession.

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