International Women into Engineering Day
Today, Saturday 23rd June is International Women into Engineering Day.
International Women in Engineering Day is an international awareness campaign to raise the profile of women in engineering and focuses attention on the amazing career opportunities available to girls in this exciting industry. It celebrates the outstanding achievements of women engineers throughout the world.
We caught up with Aleisha Kinghorn who is currently on the CLAAS ND programme at Barony Campus for a chat!
Aleisha studied a light motor vehicle course before deciding to undertake the CLAAS apprenticeship. Aleisha said: “When I got my first dirt bike at the age of four, I was always interested in trying to fix it, which progressed into getting involved in cars, then into tractors and combines. I am really enjoying all of the experience on my course, including our study trip to Mercedes. It is interesting seeing how everything works.
Once I have completed my apprenticeship I would like to go into full time engineering fixing tractors and combines.
I was quite shy and nervous when I started in engineering, but it’s the best thing I have ever done, and it proves that it is not just a male trade. My message to any girls thinking about engineering is don’t let anything hold you back, as girls can do just as well in this trade.”