Young people from Derbyshire are being encouraged to get involved in engineering.
Tomorrow’s Engineers Week 2014 will take place between Monday and Friday November 3 to November 7 with the aim of creating a buzz around engineering and promoting engineering careers to young people across the UK.
Launched by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (DBIS) in 2013 in partnership with the engineering community, the first Tomorrow’s Engineers Week involved more than 70 engineering organisations, 65 events or local activities and over 200 schools.
Tomorrow’s Engineers Week 2014 will be led by EngineeringUK, whose Chief Executive, Paul Jackson, said: “Working with professional bodies, businesses, schools and colleges our aim for 2014 is to involve even more organisations and reach more young people with positive careers messaging about engineering.
“There is no doubt that the UK needs more engineers, and evidence shows that concerted and collaborative action makes an impact. The number of 11-14 year olds – the key age-group for influencing important subject choices – considering a career in engineering jumped six per cent as a result last year’s efforts, and this positive change is something we aim to build upon.”
Organisations can get involved in a number of ways. For example, activities could include: workshops or activities in schools; work experience days for students; making positive engineering announcements during the week; writing to your MP to engage them in the Week and/or your activity; providing case studies or experience prizes; helping to promote the week on your website and stakeholder channels; or supporting the week on Facebook and Twitter.
Helping to put engineering careers on the map, EngineeringUK will create an online map and calendar of events, which will make it easier for partners to register their events and highlight them to the public, media and other partners.
Participants will have access to a toolkit, including resources, activities and branding to help them to contribute to the week.
If you would like to be part of inspiring tomorrow’s engineers, register your interest in taking part and receive updates on the campaign at firstname.lastname@example.org