The DHS Technical Department would like to thank apprentice Engineer, Karis McColl for her talk on Women in Engineering.
Karis attended Dunblane High herself, and has gone on to pursue a career in Engineering. Much to her delight, she has been welcomed warmly into the field, despite it being widely considered a “male dominated” occupation.
She now studies Electronics at the Open University, alongside completing her apprenticeship as a “overhead linesman” with SSE, funding herself through her studies. She was able to describe the good, bad and downright scary aspects of her job, giving our S3 girls a valuable and detailed insight to her area of expertise.
We even enjoyed some Origami!
Well done to Andy Smith and Alasdair Russell who have been awarded Arkwright Scholarships.
The Arkwright Scholarships Trust is a registered charity that administers the most prestigious scholarship scheme of its type in the UK.
They identify, inspire and nurture future leaders in Engineering and technical Design. They do this by awarding Arkwright Engineering Scholarships, through a rigorous selection process, to high-calibre students in S4.
Their Engineering Scholarships support students through their Highers and encourage students to pursue Engineering or technical Design at university or through a higher-level apprenticeship and to take up careers in the field.
Taken from: http://www.arkwright.org.uk/
We are now looking for candidates from the 2015/16 S4 year group.