Tue, 27 October, 2020
TWI has become a founding signatory of ‘Tomorrow’s Engineering Code,’ a framework for organisations to work together to increase the number and diversity of young people pursuing careers in engineering. By signing up to the agreement, we have joined a community that is learning and working together to address some of the most challenging issues faced by engineering today.
TWI and The Welding Institute have worked for years to promote engineering to the next generation, but it is hoped that the unified approach offered by Tomorrow’s Engineers Code will create a joined-up approach to deliver change at scale. In line with our continued work in this area, TWI’s Principal Project Leader, Matt Haslett offered feedback and comments while the code was being developed.
Delivered in partnership with AngloAmerican, the Department for Education, EngineeringUK and Shell, this initiative has been shaped by over 100 organisations and individuals to create a framework to maximise impact.
The collaborative effort aims to ensure a sustained and rich STEM journey is delivered to all young people, including opportunities to engage in engineering inspired activities while promoting a positive, compelling and authentic view of the industry as well as demonstrating the wide range of career opportunities on offer.
Tomorrow’s Engineering Code was officially launched at an online event on the 15 October 2020. By bringing together industry, education and government it is hoped that it will allow for the improved monitoring and evaluation of programmes and activities to provide a broad understanding of what works.
Speaking on the initiative, TWI’s Operations Director, Mike Russell said, “TWI is delighted to be a founding signatory of the Tomorrow’s Engineers Code and to support Engineering UK in this vital mission. The development of our next generation of STEM talent is critical to the future success and sustainability of our profession and our nation.”
You can find out more about Tomorrow’s Engineering Code by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.