The Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre’s research shows that Australia is not taking full advantage of the industry’s potential and that is the full participation of the female labour force in the manufacturing sector.

Many female participants agree that having a better understanding of the industry’s opportunities and seeing themselves included in communications about manufacturing will have a strong impact on their “mental availability” to choose manufacturing as a career path.

This is a point reinforced by Dr Heba Khamis, CEO of Contactile, a cutting-edge Sydney based biomedical company specialising in bestowing robots with the sense of touch and human-like dexterity.

“A career in STEM is an opportunity to be on the cutting-edge and work with latest technology, in careers which are the fastest-growing in the world.”

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