The program seeks to close the education gap in science and technology by inspiring new generations

The project seeks to promote girls' interest and skills in SETM (Science, Engineering, Technology and Mathematics) skills (Courtesy Cordeva)

Only in Colombia 3 in 10 graduate from STEM careers (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) They are women; A statistic that confirms the alarming gender gap in knowledge and skills in these fields.

According to the Economic Laboratory of the University of Javeriana, the proportion of women studying this type of profession is only 37.9%; The Ministry of National Education administers an official indicator of 31.5%.

According to the latest data from the Ministry of Education and the Colombian Society of Engineers (SCI), many universities in the country can confirm this situation. Only 14% of the total students enrolled in engineering faculties are women. Although this panorama indicates that the gap has narrowed by roughly 5 percentage points over the past 20 years, the gap with men is still wide and significant.

These findings highlight There is a need to implement policies and programs that promote the training of women in these sectors. For this reason, Corteva Agriscience, together with the Traso Social Transformation Collective, has adopted a commitment to address the gender inequality that exists in certain labor sectors and to promote the training and professional development of women.

Three out of every ten graduates in STEM occupations (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) are women (reference image - Andina).
Three out of every ten graduates in STEM occupations (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) are women (reference image – Andina).

One of the fruits of this initiative, a community mother named Luz Caballero Quintana, after 26 years of service, was able to innovate in her field by participating in the 'Women's Empowerment' program promoted by both organizations. action. Caballero Quintana was recently crowned the winner of a competition to transform the early childhood ecosystem with his 'Globos de Experience' project. It seeks to increase children's desire to learn.

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“This experience has been very gratifying as I have been able to qualify myself, change my service sector and provide all the teaching to the children of the alumni who trust me with their children's education.Caballero Quintana spoke about his personal and professional evolution.

In this context, organization focuses on Promoting the development and well-being of communities through education, highlights the importance of training in science and technology for women, youth and children. As described by Giselle Cervantes, Cordeva's head of social affairs, Pasacapallus in Cartagena, the company has implemented a program to develop the interest and skills of young people, especially women, to promote their professional development and leadership in science. .

'Experience Balloons', which seeks to increase children's willingness to learn (illustrative information)
'Experience Balloons', which seeks to increase children's willingness to learn (illustrative information)

In addition, in the last two years, the company has trained 378 community leaders in Cartagena, training them in project management, Strengthening social structure and developing soft skills are essential for leadership.

The company has also encouraged Programs that encourage girls and young women to explore STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), and with the 'Unstoppable' programme, has provided training spaces to female students between the ages of 11 and 17 to encourage positive change in their attitudes.

The project seeks to impart knowledge to 40 women and young people using science and technology concepts as pillars (reference image - Europa Press/Frontiers)
The project seeks to impart knowledge to 40 women and young people using science and technology concepts as pillars (reference image – Europa Press/Frontiers)

Continuing with the education sequence, This year, they will focus resources on training in robotics, programming, video games, mechanics, electronics and the Internet of Things.. Its goal is to impart knowledge to 40 girls and youth using science and technology concepts as pillars to develop improved agricultural solutions.

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Finally, Giselle Cervantes, Social Affairs Coordinator of Corteva Agriscience, highlighted it These measures aim to reduce the gender gap in science Agriculture. Engaging more women in STEM is expected to make a significant contribution to global progress.

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