Micro-Learning Nuggets Newsletter No. 3
There has to be a specific strategy in place to attract female students into Vocational Training courses in traditionally male-dominated areas like heavy equipment maintenance, for example.
LKDF has some experience of what works to encourage more young women to apply to these kinds of courses. Which of the following do you think doesn’t work? (Hint: One of them is incorrect according to our experience.)
We have seen that special recognition and rewards to female trainees (e.g. inviting companies to sponsor prizes, etc.) CAN be an added motivator for female students to apply to traditionally male areas of vocational training such as heavy equipment maintenance.
Do you have a few minutes to learn more?
Read our 5-page “learning by doing” collection of experiences working with gender: Encouraging more female trainees in Vocational Training in traditionally male-orientated areas: What are we learning? (5:00 mins)
- Watch this short video on how HDECoVA promotes gender equality in its courses (2:15 mins)
- Read page 6 and 7 of the International Best Practices – Upgrading of technical / industrial skills: What do international good and best practices tell us? On “Women’s access to training” for ideas on how to adapt programmes for more female participation. (2:00 mins)
- Read the World Bank’s Gender Innovation Lab publication “Female Entrepreneurs Who Succeed in Male-Dominated Sectors in Ethiopia” (4 easy-to-read pages – 10:00 mins)