Grant launched to boost diversity

Breaking stereotypes is the order of the day with the launch of a new education grant.

As part of its Diversity Week celebration, the Rochester Bridge Trust has established a grant dedicated to the advancement of equality and diversity in engineering, construction and agriculture.

James Miller, Education Officer at the Trust, said: “Engineering, construction and agriculture are stereotypically seen as jobs for men, particularly white, heterosexual men, often of a certain age or background. At the Rochester Bridge Trust we are determined to break these stereotypes, which are a misleading interpretation of what can be very diverse, rewarding careers regardless of a person’s background.

“These education grants are designed to help counter stereotypes before they set in, encouraging young people to see that engineering, construction and agriculture can be worthwhile careers for anyone who is interested in pursuing them.”

The grants are aimed at community groups and teachers (both in schools and home educators), but can be open to any organisation which is arranging activities to promote awareness of and engagement with one of the three professions.

The new diversity education grant is part of a much broader programme of grants made available by the Trust.

For more information visit the Education Grants page.

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