Being a recognised diversity and inclusion leader, our founder Dr Mark McBride-Wright, has designed the Pathways Programme to help engineering students that face many challenges and discriminations to access the employability outcomes in the engineering working environment.
"We have so many challenges facing us, from net zero to the climate crisis. It’s imperative that we empower people from all backgrounds to consider opportunities in this sector. Without question a more diverse workforce helps everyone to expand their ideas and drive excellence so I really hope the Pathways Programme can help catalyse getting more diverse talent onto an education or employment pathway in this industry.
The Pathways Programme is running right now, providing students access to things like in-person careers insights and employability workshop sessions, virtual training on work readiness and interpersonal skills development. We have also run a mentoring programme to pair-up students with engineers from industry, to improve their understanding of employment and provide support to their concerns and opportunities for work experience, placement, internship and graduate roles".
PATHWAYS PROGRAMME HCI REPORT 2022
To celebrate the start of the EqualEngineers Pathways Programme in Scotland, we are proud to release the "Pathways Edinburgh & South East Scotland" report, in partnership with the Housing, Construction & Infrastructure Skills Gateway, which brings together the foundation of the programme, the strategy and institutions involved in the project. Click below to download the report.