Technology and digitalization will be the seed for new jobs in the coming years. Specifically, according to Randstad, 390,000 direct jobs related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics only in Spain. However, if the trend does not change radically in a short time, most of these positions will be filled by men, and therefore, the gender gap will only grow. Only 15.4% of the specialists in information and communication technologies (ICT) in Spain were women in 2016.
The objectives of the project NO GENDER GAP were the following: Improving the attractiveness of the STEM disciplines (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) through the use of robotics and automation, which have proven to be a means of successful involvement. Promote digital literacy and critical thinking in women, especially those in situations of social exclusion and belonging to disadvantaged groups, thus reducing the gender gap and improving access to the labor market. Improve teachers’ professional competences through new methodological approaches. Create new international approaches aimed at reducing gender inequalities in access to and participation in new technologies. Attract women’s attention to the ICT industry and especially in robotics, emphasizing those activities with more possibilities of achieving an effective insertion in the labor market.