The overall aim of Girls Go IT project is to improve skills and qualifications of VET advisers who work with young people-especially girls- in lower lever and higher level of secondary education in order to stimulate careers in emerging ICT related professions for women and increase the number of women in ICT education and training. Specific objectives of the project are to:
– Identify emerging professional profiles and ICT skills requirements, especially linked to sectors where many women work;
– Analyse vocational guidance systems in each partner countries ;
– Present and transfer best practices-role models of succesful women careers in ICT sector;
– Analyse stereotypes existing in partner countries concerning ICT sector and young girls professional choices;
– Produce Manual for vocational guidance specialists and teachers containing recomendations how to encourage girls to enter technology sector;
– encourage vocational guidance specialists and teachers to use online vocational guidance tools in their work, social and profesional networks.
Subjects and problems intended to address:
1. to increase the number of women choosing ICT professions and business ventures. To open up careers in emerging ICT related professions for women and increase the number of women in ICT education and training.
2. To increase women’s participation in ICT education and training. To limit the gender based stereotypes in society, the way technology is taught and the lack of vocational guidance practices that reflects an increasingly diversified ICT sector.
3. To update the professional guidance services for the future labour market requirements. To provide the target groups with relevant information and new skills required.
In order to achieve the objectives we will work with VET professional, teachers and successful women from ICT sector to develop qualitative report, best practices exchange and professional manual on emerging ICT related professions for women. The expertise of all partners will be used and they come from education and business sectors. Mainstreaming principles and gender perspective will be applied during the project’s life. Thanks to social and professional networks groups in all partners’ countries we will be able to reach large number of respondents and make sure the project idea will continue after it ends.