Talks will be led by a coordinator for the respective district with the participation of a female professional expert, i.e. a woman who acquired technical education and is successful in her work. Such a successful female “professional expert” will serve for girls as an “example” and will help to overcome the stereotypical thinking about technical/ICT fields as the so-called “male-dominated fields”.
The goal of Demonstration Days is to make female students familiar with particular technical and ICT fields of study. An important part of the event is the opportunity to personally try a particular working procedure, to work with specific work tools and make their own product. Female students will obtain a better idea of the field on the basis of the professional guidance.
The aim of educational trips is to show female students “live” how technical and ICT sectors function in practice, which will increase their motivation for further education in this area.
The Academy of the Chamber of Commerce of the Pilsen Region, i.e. the project implementer, will provide:
"The project has been supported by the Open Society Fund Prague within its programme called ‘Let´s Give Women a Chance’, which is funded from the Norway Grants. Through the Norway Grants, Norway contributes to reducing social and economic disparities and to strengthening mutual cooperation in Europe. It primarily supports the environmental protection, research and scholarships, the civil society development, health care, children, gender equality and the judiciary improvement. The Let´s Give Women a Chance programme promotes equal opportunities for men and women in professional and personal life and prevention and help to victims of domestic violence in the Czech Republic. The programme is administered by the Open Society Fund Prague, which has been developing the values of open society and democracy in the Czech Republic since 1992.”
Academy of the Regional Chamber of Commerce of the Pilsen Region, o.p.s.