The unequal gender distribution in transport sector is closely related with the gender disproportionality in the STEM related study fields. This field initially attracts significantly few female students and, in that manner, this inequality of gender distribution passes on to the factual transport sector. In order to understand the possible reasons of that, but from the perspective of the school students, the Baltic hub held a virtual discussion, with the consultants from the Centre of informal education in Lithuania on 4th of March.
The Centre works with the schools and their students on the career planning, cognition of personality and professional interest consultations. During the discussion, the process of career consulting, the main influences of decision-making on career path and other related questions were discussed. The consultants of the Centre named the most important aspects for the last year school students and shared the experience of work with them: the significance of external factors, such as stereotypes and parents advise, is great during the time of this decision making. However, according to the consultants, despite all the career preconceptions, it is recommended to take an interest of certain career fields not only theoretically, but try these professions in practice. That is why the co-operation between transport companies and the schools is so important.