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Mångs, Sebastian and Söderlund, Erik, 2019. Kartläggning av påverkande faktorer och förslag på åtgärder för att öka antalet kvinnor på Slottegymnasiets skogliga NB-program. First cycle, G2E. Skinnskatteberg: SLU, School for Forest Management



Forestry have in history been a strongly male dominated area and have continue to be so on till present times. Even though the forestry sector has faced progress and the number of women in forestry have increased over time, women still only make out about one sixth of the total workforce. The forestry sector is facing many challenges with an ageing workforce and a shortage of new personal and for these challenges women should be considered as a valuable resource.
This study has been performed based on a request by forestry program at the high school of Slottegymnasiet with the purpose of finding factors that affects students choices when deciding their high school orientation and to find out what needs to be done in order to increase the number of women applying to the forestry orientation at their school.
The study started with preparatory interviews of working women with in the forestry sector and then moved on to a large-scale survey of eight grade students with in the county of Gävleborg and Härjedalen commune.
The results of the study have showed that both men and women lack substantial knowledge of the forest sector and have received little to no information about the school. 72 % of the survey participants answer that they had not received any information at all about the school at all. The study also concluded that students in counties with a low population are more likely to apply to the school.
The conclusions of the study are that Slottegymnasiets naturbruksprogram needs to develop and improve their marketing to increase the total number of applicants and by that way increase the number of women applying to the forestry orientation. The marketing should be done in cooperation with other stakeholders with in forestry to show the whole width of the forestry sector and what it has to offer in terms of professions and additional educations.

Main title:Kartläggning av påverkande faktorer och förslag på åtgärder för att öka antalet kvinnor på Slottegymnasiets skogliga NB-program
Authors:Mångs, Sebastian and Söderlund, Erik
Supervisor:Börjesson, Börje
Examiner:Sundstedt, Eric
Volume/Sequential designation:UNSPECIFIED
Year of Publication:2019
Level and depth descriptor:First cycle, G2E
Student's programme affiliation:SY002 Forest Management - Bachelor's Programme 180 HEC
Supervising department:(S) > School for Forest Management
Keywords:könsfördelning, gymnasieval, skogsbruk
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Subject. Use of subject categories until 2023-04-30.:Education
Forestry - General aspects
Deposited On:30 Oct 2019 09:20
Metadata Last Modified:01 Nov 2019 02:02

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