What Are You Doing to Celebrate Tomorrow’s Engineers Week?
Tomorrow’s Engineers Week is back with a bang this year. Running from Monday 3rd - Friday 7th November 2014 the week-long campaign, led by Engineering UK aims to change perceptions of engineering amongst young people, their parents and teachers. The week is designed to celebrate the everyday engineering heroes that create and innovate to improve the great British public’s lives.
Why? Well according to the latest figures, only 16% of 11-16-year-olds know what those working in engineering actually do!
Attracting future engineering talent is vital to the UK economy. Organisations can get involved in a number of ways to help put engineering on the map to inspire young people about a career in the sector.
What is Tomorrow's Engineers Week?
Launched by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) last year in partnership with the engineering community, the very first campaign experienced huge success with 65 events taking place across the country involving over 70 organisations and over 200 schools.
Young people are going to be given the chance to talk directly to engineers. The many benefits of engineering careers will be highlighted as well as the opportunities available to experience these careers and the many engineering jobs available to young people, especially girls.
Great prizes are up for grabs!
Why is it so important for the future of Engineering?
- Engineering skills are in great demand from employers with over 2.5 million estimated job openings in engineering companies by 2022.
- Physics and maths GCSEs and A-Levels can lead to exciting engineering careers.
- Join the 50,000-plus apprentices earning while they learn on engineering and manufacturing Apprenticeships.
Who can get involved?
- Professional institutions
How to get involved with Tomorrow's Engineers Week:
There are many activities that you can organise to support Tomorrow’s Engineers Week including:
- Socially promote on Twitter with the hashtag #TEWeek14, as well as other platform
- Promote the great cause on your website
- Provide case studies or prizes
- Workshops in schools
- Work experience days for students
- Make positive engineering announcements during the week
- Get the local MP involved
So get involved in Tomorrow’s Engineers Week and together let’s get more young people interested in taking a career in engineering. Join in the conversation on Twitter by following this hashtag - #TEWeek14.
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