Women from across Grimsby have been given an insight into the world of engineering as part of a taster day held by the Grimsby Institute. Eight women, who are currently unemployed and seeking work, were invited to CATCH, in Stallingborough, by James Danby, Head of Engineering (Commercial) at the Grimsby Institute Group. It was here they were given a tour of the site, operated some of the key equipment used by engineers and were given the opportunity to try welding.
The event followed a presentation held in June by the Jobcentre Plus North East Lincolnshire, aimed at positioning engineering as a career path for women. Lorraine Alexander, Employer and Partnership Manager at Jobcentre Plus North East Lincolnshire, commented:
“There are so many jobs available in engineering and it’s an expanding sector in our region. CATCH is a great facility, so it was great to expose the women to engineering and the opportunities available to them. Many left the event in June feeling inspired and were looking forward to the Grimsby Institute taster day.”