Intel Ireland has this week launched its 2015 Women in Technology scholarship program.
Intel’s 2014 Women in Technology scholars are pictured receiving their awards
The scholarship program aims to encourage a new generation of high-achieving women to take up the challenge of a career in science and technology. The program forms part of a wider focus by Intel on empowering girls and women by fostering educational opportunities and encouraging females to participate, prosper, and lead in the global economy.
The scholarships are open to female school leavers entering, in September 2015, specified four year undergraduate degree courses in science, technology and engineering at a variety of third level institutions across Ireland. The program offers a monetary grant valued at €2,000 per annum as well as opportunities for work placements at the Intel Leixlip or Shannon campuses. Each scholar is also assigned a mentor who is an Intel employee to assist and provide advice on managing their academic career.
The window for applications is open until October 18th and further details, along with the online application form, can be found at www.intel.ie/womenintechnology. Applicants are invited to submit their applications to either the Intel Leixlip or Intel Shannon programs depending on their geographic location and academic interest.
Diversity at Intel Ireland
At Intel Ireland our employee base is predominantly made up of technical roles as we focus largely on advanced manufacturing, design and research. as we believe that a fully diverse and inclusive workplace is fundamental to our ability to innovate and deliver business results.
What we find is that the more technical rich the employee mix becomes the less female candidates are available to fill roles and this is something which needs to be addressed. We believe that there is a collective challenge to ensure that we translate the passion and capability for STEM disciplines that exists in equal measure for both boys and girls in school days into careers in the world of work that appeal to women in the same number.
At Intel we have had for the past number of years several focus areas to actively drive an increased percentage of female representation here in Ireland. These include a number of attraction programs to help attract females to STEM disciplines as well as hiring strategies, integration initiatives and development programs for females.
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