Women represent the largest pool of untapped talents for manufacturing. This limited involvement is mainly due to the lack of attraction of this sector for females and to their underrepresentation within the major disciplines (e.g. STEM) leading to manufacturing jobs.

This, in turn, stems from a traditional vision of women’s role in industry and from the lack of adequate promotion of manufacturing jobs and the associated educational paths to female students. WINNING, starting from the Virtual Manufacturing Environment (VME) platform developed within the V-Machina project, will promote manufacturing jobs (e.g. working with machinery and robots) to young girls and women, including girls and women in RIS countries. We will use and develop existing VR-based nuggets and incorporate role models to engage, inspire and attract females to manufacturing jobs. We will also collect attitudes to such jobs and propose concrete measures for making them desirable, accessible and fun for females.

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Commissariat à l’énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives – CEA

Other partners involved:

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Laboratory for Manufacturing Systems and Automation (LMS), University of Patras



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