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I have been volunteering with North Somerset BME Network since 2009.
In Guatemala, we drive on the left side and when I relocated in England I was using public transport. I needed to take a theoretical and practical exam to get a British Driving licence. Only if you are from the European Union can you get it transferred over.
So, North Somerset BME Network organised a group to learn the theory to pass the test and I did!
This support really helped me get back to my engineering career in England. I have been supporting North Somerset BME network since then. In the last 2 months over 150 people walked into 12 Orchard Place in Weston-super-mare to make new friendships, gain employment, get qualifications or access services.
On Saturday 26 of August, North Somerset BME Network organised an event about Women's Equality and I given a talk about Women in Engineering.
I had the experience to work in Textiles, plastic, mining, highways and transport and the aim of my talk was to encourage more women to study engineering. Even thought I studied Chemical Engineering, there seems to be a huge demand for Civil, electrical and mechanical engineers in UK at the moment.
So, start getting inspired and start applying for spaces in universities. There are lots of options to choose from. Some are:
Find more information at Engineering in the UK Webpage.
This event was organized by North Somerset BME Network, a local charity that aims to connect people between cultures.
Did you know that there are over 52 nationalities in North Somerset?
If you speak English as a second language, if you are from America, Canada or England and you are interested in learning more about other cultures or connecting with our activities, please join us for our next event and kindly share this page with your family and friends.
North Somerset BME Network promotes social inclusion and equality providing education, information and support to BME and LGBT residents in North Somerset area.
For more information like us on Facebook at All Inclusive BME Network and hope to see you next time in our next event!
Develop your intercultural competence and meet global challenges
According to the Intelligence Unit at The Economist, 90% of executives in 68 countries say cross-cultural management is their biggest challenge.
Good intercultural communication and an understanding of cultural differences are now critical for professionals, especially those part of global networks.
In this course not only will you develop the skills and acquire the knowledge needed to meet the global challenges today’s world presents, you will also learn to succeed in a diverse workplace and appreciate the value of cultural differences.
What will you achieve?
Interact with people who are culturally diverse (openness)
Ask questions of other cultures (curiosity)
Describe own cultural rules and biases (self-awareness)
Differentiate complex worldview frameworks (cultural worldview frameworks)
Discuss differences in forms of communication (verbal and non-verbal communication)
Recognise the feelings of diverse cultural groups (empathy)
Who is this course for?This course is for anyone looking to improve their intercultural competence - you might be a student preparing for the world of work or study abroad, or a HR worker or corporate trainer, or you could be a professional working in marketing. You don’t need any prior experience.
Study method Online, self-paced
Duration 4 Weeks
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Born in Guatemala and studied in Brazil.