FIA Girls on Track UK and Cosworth strengthen collaboration
FIA Girls on Track UK and Cosworth are delighted to announce a partnership to deliver further programmes to inspire girls to enter the motorsport industry. The collaboration will deliver an increased number of events at Cosworth’s Northamptonshire base for local schools, plus provide ongoing support for girls whose interest has been piqued by the existing programme.
Girls on Track UK is the Motorsport UK initiative designed to encourage primary and secondary-school aged girls into motorsport engineering through engaging STEM activities.
Girls on Track UK and Cosworth collaborated on an event in June where 60 local primary school girls undertook a number of technology-based activities at Cosworth HQ and spoke with a variety of women employed in different roles within the company.
The partnership is announced on the 65th anniversary of Cosworth’s creation, underscoring the historic company’s commitment to supporting the future diversity of the engineering workforce.
“Following our previous event in June, we are delighted to strengthen our relationship with Motorsport UK through their FIA Girls on Track UK programme,” commented Bruce Wood, Managing Director of Cosworth Propulsion Systems. “This partnership allows us to continue inspiring young, talented females within the engineering sphere. Initiatives such as Girls on Track are making STEM education and careers much more accessible for females at an early age, which is fundamental to growing and diversifying our industry. As part of the partnership, we are hosting another event to inspire the next generation and can’t wait to welcome the second group through our doors.”
Girls on Track UK Programme Manager Jenny Fletcher added: “We are delighted to build on the success of our collaboration with Cosworth this year. We saw so much enthusiasm from the girls involved. Hosting events in stimulating locations that have a direct relevancy to the engineering industry gives such a great energy to a Girls on Track UK day and we are excited to see how many more young girls become inspired by seeing the possibilities that exist for them.”