News – 5 April 2019
Girlsday: Gpi opens its doors for girls
On 11 April 2019, 15 girls from Schoonhovens College will visit Gpi Tanks & Process Equipment. This visit is part of the national Girlsday: an initiative by VHTO for girls aged 10 to 15 that is intended to interest girls at a young age in science, technology and ICT.
A morning full of new experiences
The pupils will receive a warm welcome from Gpi employee Claudine. They will have plenty of opportunity to ask all their questions and exchange ideas with Claudine and four other female members of Gpi’s technical staff: Diana, Denise, Britt and Rosalie. Afterwards, an extensive tour of the office and the production halls is planned. There the girls can see what is involved in the production of technically advanced storage and process tanks, and how versatile and fascinating the work in this technical company can be. The visit will end with a small High Tea in Gpi’s company canteen.
Lopik is not the only place where girls are taking part in Girlsday; more than 10,000 girls across the country are getting involved in hands-on activities at hundreds of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) companies. Girlsday gives girls aged 10-15 the opportunity to explore their future options in a broad context and lets girls experience the undiscovered world of science, technology and ICT up close. They can have a look around at companies, get acquainted with female (and male) STEM professionals and have a go themselves!
VHTO, the Dutch national expert organisation on girls/women and science/technology is organising Girlsday 2019 in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science and TechniekTalent.nu.