Young women in Germany are educated on a particularly high level. However, more than 50 percent of the girls choose from only ten different vocations in the dual system – among these is not a single scientific-technical profession. This means that young women do not fully utilize their job-possibilities and that qualified junior staff is missing in technical and technique-related professions. The Girls’ Day provides a possibility to counter this development: at this special day girls have the opportunity to get a taste of vocations and study courses related to IT, handcraft, sciences and techniques, in which women are currently underrepresented.
Each year CUI-scientists use the opportunity to give young women an insight into research:
Next Girls’ Day: 26 April 2018
The Girls’ Day is funded by the European Social Fund, the German Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth, the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, and supported by the Confederation of German Employers’ Associations (BDA), the German Trade Union Federation (DGB), the Federal employment Agency (BA), the German Industry and Commerce (Chambers), the Federation of German Industries (BDI), the German Confederation of Skilled Crafts (ZDH), the Federal Parent Council (BER) and the Initiative D21. The Standing Conference of Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs (KMK) and the Conference of Ministers of Gender Equality (GFMK) are represented as a permanent guest in the steering group.