What if I told you that Engineering is also for girls?

Over the years, many barriers have been broken and women are becoming more involved within this industry.  But what is STEM and what does it mean? It stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths, it  can be a very hands on industry helping society in many different ways. Whether it’s working as a doctor, bricklayer or teaching mathematics, it all counts as STEM.

The STEM industries cover a variety of many skills, these can then be transferred into other fields within the industry. It’s an exciting time to see women become more empowered and working in these industries.

Educational establishments have been introducing STEM more frequently – High Schools in particular – to bring female students in to this area.


Why is STEM Important?

STEM covers a broad field of industries that affect our daily lives, therefore it is an important influence on others. There are so many reasons as to why STEM is an important industry to work in, find out why here.


STEM skills

There are so many different skills that can be developed in STEM industries that help those involved or studying within STEM, possibly more so than what you may expect. Everything involved in STEM courses helps you understand the individual skills needed to do science, maths, technology and education depending on what industry you further study.  To find out essential STEM skills, find them here.


Women in STEM

Here is a Q&A interview from female engineers who work at NASA, one of the most prestigious companies in the world. They explain what it’s like for them working as an engineer, what stereotypes they have had to overcome and advice for the future female generation.

Could you be next?


Did you know that only 11% of the workforce in Engineering in Scotland are women?  This article explains why women in STEM matter and share more statistics for women partaking in it.

We should encourage more females to study an industry relating to STEM and empower those that are currently studying it or work in the industry.

Our Fife College alumni student, Olivia Burley shared with us, “I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do when I left school, so when I learned of the Shell’s Girls in Energy School College Partnership course, I was enthusiastic about participating and seeing if a career in the engineering industry was for me.” Find out more about Olivia’s journey here


Job opportunities

From science, maths, engineering and technology, there are so many careers out there that are linked with STEM, for example:  

  • Chemist
  • Engineer
  • Doctor
  • Mathematician
  • Dentist
  • Environmental Engineer

There are many more careers that relate to STEM that can be so different from one another.


Our courses and facilities

Fife College have been promoting STEM and encouraging this industry to many of our students. 

Fife College has partners with the following organisations in STEM:

  • Fife Council
  • NHS Fife
  • Police Scotland
  • Scottish Fire and Rescue Service
  • Fife Voluntary Action
  • Scottish Enterprise
  • Skills Development Scotland
  • University of St Andrews
  • SEStran
  • The Scottish Government
  • Shell UK

As well as working with our partners and other organisations, we offer courses in Award-winning STEM learning environments.


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Who says you can’t? We say you can.

If you think STEM is something that is of interest to you, look no further: https://www.fife.ac.uk/coursesearch?Query=STEM&query=STEM  and Click Here to read more about Fife College’s strategy on STEM.