by Rogers Corporation on Jun 22, 2018
As a global company, Rogers Corporation sponsors a variety of regional events from around the world. One of these is known as Future Day, an annual event composed of Boys’ Day and Girls’ Day. This event in Germany introduces young girls and boys to occupations in which there are few male or female trainees. In fact, Girls’ Day is an opportunity for technical companies to open their doors to female students in an effort to encourage exploration of careers in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.
Our Rogers Germany location in Eschenbach participates in this event annually. For 2018, five grade-nine students spent the day in our internal apprentice training center. Here, the participants gained insight into various technical and engineering jobs. Current apprentices led the efforts, introducing the group to the soldering iron and techniques in engraving various metals and materials. The group was even able to interact with a robot, learning how it is programmed and assists engineers on their projects.
Though Future Day took place at the end of April, June 23 is International Women in Engineering Day 2018 #INWED18. The event, put on by the Women’s Engineering Society, aims to bring awareness to exciting career opportunities available to girls in areas currently seen as predominantly male fields. To supplement this, the organizers of #INWED18 partner with The Telegraph to identify the Top 50 women in engineering and tell their stories. Read all of the 2017 winners’ stories, and a few from 2018, here.
In keeping with the International Women in Engineering Day theme of #raisingthebar, participating in events like Future Day is part of how Rogers is striving towards diversity in engineering. As technology progresses, the need for talent in the STEM fields continues to grow. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2017 only 14% of those employed in the Engineering field are women, a trend that is similar globally. By annually fostering a relationship with high schools and reaching out to students for Future Day, we can help develop the engineers of the future employee pool.
However, for those of you who are already in the market for a job, be sure to check out current job opportunities at Rogers here.