Social Responsibility
Limak Foundation
Engineer Girls of Turkey

Engineer Girls of Turkey

The Engineer Girls of Turkey (EGT) project has been implemented in order to support school girls, who are or will be receiving engineering education, from many respects throughout their education. The project starts by encouraging school girls from all four corners of our country to engineering education, and continues with numerous support activities. EGT is comprised of two separate programs aimed for high schools and universities.

EGT - High School

School girls studying at Anatolian high schools are informed about the engineering profession by different events, within the scope of the project. It is aimed for them to feel close to engineering and include engineering more in their profession choices in this way. We carry out training and awareness activities so that our school girls become acquainted with the engineering profession and be aware of the future opportunities they might find if they choose that profession.

Following the events completed in Hatay as pilot in 2016, events have been implemented in 50 high-schools affiliated with the General Directorate of Secondary Education in 10 provinces, namely in Ankara, Antalya, Artvin, Çanakkale, Elazığ, Hatay, İstanbul, Kırklareli, Muğla and Siirt, during the 2017-2018 education term. It was aimed to increase awareness in social gender equality, social gender roles in profession choices and the engineering profession by student, parent and teacher training programs. Trainings have been given on many important topics such as basic profession concepts, self-recognition and new trends in business life, factors that influence profession choices and professional target setting with the educators, at the “Educator Training” meetings organized in Antalya as aimed for the schools included in the program.
 
Case analyses and virtual reality applications were organized in addition to the information activities, and the students were asked to play the “Decision Is Yours” box game, specially developed by the METU-Design Factory, in order for them to experience engineering. Furthermore, chats were carried out for 56 hours in total with female engineers for all students, teachers and parents in 50 schools.

Our high-school program application will be continued in the schools from 10 provinces (Adana, Isparta, Diyarbakır, İzmir, Aydın, Bitlis, Ankara, Samsun, Balıkesir, İstanbul), in cooperation with the Teacher Academy Foundation (ÖRAV).


EGT- University

 
110 students in different stages of their education

in 25 provinces& 35 universities
 
6 branches of engineering Computer, Environment, Electricity -Electronics, Civil, Mechanical
 
37 graduates in 3 years
 
Internship support to 80 students
 
Supports

Education scholarship throughout university education,
Internship opportunities at Limak and different organizations in the sector,
Mentoring support through our volunteer female engineers,
Participation in the “Leadership in Engineering Certificate Program” developed with PERYÖN Academy in order to acquire competencies in areas such as communication, team work, creativity, relationship management , decision making, named as the 21st century skills,
Online certified English education,
Opportunities for employment in Limak and different organizations in the sector, within the scope of the requirements.