I want to be an engineer

Canada, 1983

Film
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This film provides a lively introduction to the professional and personal lives of three female engineers - just a few of the growing number of women who are opting for “non-traditional” jobs. Their enthusiasm for and commitment to their work makes them convincing role models for high-school girls who might be considering engineering as a career possibility. As well, the film is effective in fostering positive attitudes towards women working in the traditionally male professions of science and technology.

Credits

director

Beverly Shaffer

producer

Margaret Pettigrew

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Language

English

Duration

00:28:32:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

33678

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Career development

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Career education

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Professions

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Vocational guidance

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Canada

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Social role

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Women - Employment

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Career development

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Career education

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Engineering - Study and teaching

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Vocational guidance

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Educational films

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Social role

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Stereotype (Psychology)

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Engineering - Study and teaching

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Women in engineering

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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