Mon, 09 November, 2020
Last week (2-6 November) was Tomorrow’s Engineers Week, designed to promote engineering to the next generation while also offering advice and guidance on how to enter this industry.
The week, which is now in its eighth year, closed with the announcement of a new online hub to offer information and guidance to organisations that support and inspire young people to investigate engineering careers.
The hub will go live later this month and will provide free advice and guidance from across the engineering community to support practitioners in delivering engineering inspiration for young people.
With an inclusive approach, the site will cover a variety of topics to develop engaging outreach activities.
The hub will also provide support for signatories and supporters of the ‘Tomorrow’s Engineers Code,’ of which TWI is a founding signatory.
The Code was launched in October and is managed by EngineeringUK, bringing together Professional Engineering Institutions, FTSE 100 corporates, SMEs, government departments and universities to increase the diversity and number of young people entering engineering.
Speaking on the success of Tomorrow’s Engineers Week, Dr Hilary Leevers, Chief Executive of EngineeringUK, said, “We would like to thank the thousands of schools, employers and professional engineering institutions that have come together to make Tomorrow’s Engineers Week a huge success. Let’s build on this week of collective activity to ensure that all young people get the support they need to be inspired by and understand more about the thousands of future engineering roles available in infrastructure, decarbonisation and maintenance projects to upgrade our hospitals, schools and road network, make public buildings greener and help the UK achieve its aspirations of achieving Net Zero by 2050.”
Dr Leevers continued, “With the framework provided by the Tomorrow’s Engineers Code and the information and guidance shortly available via the online hub, the engineering community will be in a great position to achieve the collective impact needed to see an increase in the number and diversity of young people entering engineering careers.”
For more information, visit the Tomorrow’s Engineers website.