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07/10/2014
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Don't Limit HER Possibilities! - While girls score equally as well as boys on Georgian exit exams in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) subjects, they receive less support, are consistently less confident, and ultimately make up only 16% university students in IT. At the same time, STEM employers are finding it difficult to recruit enough skilled employees. - Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geography, Girls at school do not rate their ability as highly as boys, % of students who report that: "I am good at working out difficult problems in ...", STEM employers maintain that they have difficulty recruiting skilled STEM workers when needed. This holds true for operators, technicians and technical managers. 44% of employers say that they can recruit STEM operators, 38.7% say that they can recruit STEM technicians and 38% say that they can recruit technical managers, When asked about the reasons for this, the main answer was that there is a shortage in the country and that the skills are not being developed, Georgian children’s beliefs on how their teacher tells them they are good at STEM subjects, My teacher tells me I am good at ... %, Girls at school do not rate their ability as highly as boys 
% of students who report that: "I am good at working out difficult problems in ...", Even though girls perform better than boys in exams, they rate their abilities low.

While girls score equally as well as boys on Georgian exit exams in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) subjects, they receive less support, are consistently less confident, and ultimately make up only 16% university students in IT. At the same time, STEM employers are finding it difficult to recruit enough skilled employees.

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