In Australia, at the present, approximately 13 per cent of engineering workers are women which clearly is unacceptably low.
With this mind, the Centre for Pavement Engineering Education (CPEE) was delighted that eight women delegates (over 20 per cent) attended the CPEE two-day training course on flexible pavement design in Melbourne recently. This indicates a trend in CPEE design orientated short courses of more women becoming involved in what was previously a largely male based activity.
Gender equality, diversity and inclusion in engineering in Australia has a long way to go but as noted by Engineers Australia “every bit counts”. CPEE looks forward to continually playing a role in increasing the participation of women in engineering education.