Women in education and training for the Scottish wood chain

Ridley-Ellis, Daniel and Wise, Sarah (2006) Women in education and training for the Scottish wood chain. Proceedings of the 9th World Conference on Timber Engineering, Portland 2006.

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The paper introduces a new project at Napier University in Edinburgh into the issues surrounding entry, progression and retention of female students for courses relating to the growing, processing and utilisation of timber for use in the built environment. Major issues surrounding the recruitment
and retention of women in employment and education in the Scottish forest and timber industries are highlighted. The paper concludes by outlining some recommendations on how best to proactively tackle gender segregation in careers choice initiatives and course promotion to maximise the pool of potential future students.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Women; Gender; Employment; Forestry; Timber ;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 600 Technology > 630 Agriculture > > 634.9 Forestry
300 Social sciences > 300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 300 Social sciences
Library of Congress Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
S Agriculture > SD Forestry
Item ID: 2523
Depositing User: Dr. Daniel Ridley-Ellis
Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2009 11:08
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2011 04:49

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