A free event is being hosted at Truro College next month aimed at women and girls considering a career in the space sector.
With the UK’s first satellite launch just around the corner, Cornwall Space and Aerospace Technology Training (CSATT) is partnering with TECgirls and Cornwall’s Digital Skills Partnership (DSP) for the afternoon event on November 3.
It is predicted that Cornwall’s space will contribute £1 billion to Cornwall’s economy by 2030, but currently less than 30% of the space workforce are women.
Caitlin Gould from TECgirls is chair of the DSP. She said: “Our research has shown that we need to inspire girls much younger about the careers they can have. And through our previous TECwomen Connect events, we know that getting women together in an informal environment is a great way for them to find out about new careers open to them.”
For the younger ones, there will be fun activities to take part in – including making your own solar system, coding a Mars rover robot, designing a space game, and building electronics. For adults, the Make it Real zone will showcase space and tech companies. There’ll be opportunities to chat to them as well as training providers about potential roles.
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