Thales has been sponsoring UTS Engineering and IT scholarships for over 10 years. As part of its commitment to encouraging women to choose a career in Engineering and IT, we are now extending our support to sponsor WiEIT (Women in Engineering and Information Technology) and the Lucy Mentoring Program.
Thales Australia Project Manager, Eva Wong has joined a team of industry mentors, each working with a UTS student mentee for at least 35 hours over the next six months (May to October). A UTS Lucy Mentoring Program Graduation will take place on 12 October 2017.
The Lucy Mentoring program has run successfully at UTS for the past seven years, giving many female Engineering and IT students the opportunity to work with a mentor, gaining valuable work experience and developing important skills relevant to their field. Over this time, the program has graduated 250+ mentees and attracted mentors from 40 companies and eight public sector organisations.
Didar Zowghi, Interim Program Director of UTS WiEIT has said that engagement from companies such as Thales is essential to the program in achieving its aims.
“We have strong goals for our UTS WiEIT programs including Lucy Mentoring as part of our commitment to increasing female participation in Engineering and IT studies,” she said.
“Working with an industry leader such as Thales who recognise the benefits gender diversity brings to their business will inspire our female students in their chosen career paths and help in our goal to boost female participation in Engineering and IT.”