Breaking barriers in STEM education and careers: Embracing diversity
03 Sep 2023
We explore the reasons why there is a lack of diversity in the tech industry. Starting with the education system. Only 27% of female students surveyed say they would consider a career in technology, compared to 61% of males, and only 3% say it’s their first choice. (PWC, 2022) Why is this? What is deterring people? And what can the education system do to tackle this?
Beyond the traditional higher education system, what other routes are there into the industry, across all stages of life – how can people transition into this industry? We examine how alternative pathways into the tech industry operate and crucially what companies should be looking for when they hire.