WISE NI Hub Event: Meeting the STEM Workforce Challenge
A WISE Northern Ireland Hub Event
Wednesday 16 June | 9.30 – 11.00

As Northern Ireland moves forward, post Covid and post Brexit, the challenges of ensuring a strong economic future and a place on the global stage across the STEM sector are dependent on NI employers having access to a skilled and readily available workforce.

Only 7.8% of NI’s girls currently pursue STEM to the point of employment in a STEM role. Engaging the untapped STEM potential of NI’s talented girls, half of the total workforce, is critical.

This interactive, online session showcases a range of innovative resources to support employers to attract STEM talent from across the full talent pool.

The programme;

  • Women in STEM NI – The challenge and the prize.
    Emer Murnaghan, Graham Construction
  • Meet the Role Models
    An introduction to the WISE MY Skills, My Life platform. See how your organisation can raise the visibility of your role models and STEM career opportunities to girls and women across NI.
  • Employers Toolkit – Checklist, what are your priorities?
    Checkout the Hub resources and see how your organisation can use these to meet the challenge. Network in structured break out groups and identify challenges and potential solutions.

The WISE Campaign – Ten Steps
An overview of WISE’s innovative, employer led initiative that supports STEM organisations to recruit and retain a talented and diverse workforce.

Who should attend?
This is an open event aimed at people working in the STEM sector in NI. It will be particularly useful to those colleagues who are tasked with improving gender balance in STEM, tackling recruitment shortages, addressing diversity and inclusion, and facilitating outreach opportunities.


How can we help?