Tomorrow’s Engineers Week aims to inspire young people and their parents
Tomorrow’s Engineers Week is the November campaign focus for Year of Engineering. This is a year-long government campaign celebrating the world and wonder of engineering.
Nusrat Ghani, Minister for the Year of Engineering, said:
“The Year of Engineering is an opportunity to show talented young people how they could pursue creative, well-paid careers in this thriving industry.
“And the Tomorrow’s Engineers Week Big Assembly will build on this, inspiring tens of thousands of schoolchildren from across the UK to take a closer look at this exciting field.”
Tomorrow’s Engineers Week Big Assembly
The engineers on a mission will be the stars of films and a unique Tomorrow’s Engineers Week Big Assembly. The Big Assembly offers UK schools the chance to take part in the same assembly on engineering careers at the same time.
The Tomorrow’s Engineers Week Big Assembly is taking place on Wednesday 7 November. Over 350 schools have already signed up to the Big Assembly with 35,000-plus students expected to take part.
Broadcaster Fayon Dixon, who will host the Tomorrow’s Engineers Week Big Assembly, said:
“I’ve seen first hand how engineers can make a huge difference in the world and it’s encouraging to know that parents think likewise.
“The first ever Tomorrow’s Engineers Week Big Assembly is the perfect opportunity for young people to find out more about how engineering careers can make a positive difference to society – and it’s not too late for schools and students to sign up!”
The Tomorrow‘s Engineers Week Big Assembly is sponsored by BCS, ICE, IET, IMechE and Year of Engineering and supported by other professional institutions and will also be available on demand after the live broadcast has finished.
Making a difference
Engineers featured include a dynamic dozen all working on exciting projects that make a positive difference to the world.
Stars include Jack Hooper from doppel, who has engineered a device to improve mental health. There are also two engineers from Robertson’s Engineering, who have saved the lives of otters with an innovative road crossing.
Jack Hooper, Co-Founder of doppel, said:
“My work shows that anything is possible with engineering. Tackling some of the biggest issues in the world, like improving mental health, needs to see engineers like me working alongside other professionals, in new ways, to create new solutions.
“Anyone who wants to make a positive difference to the world should consider a career in engineering.”
More information on how to get involved is available at tomorrowsengineers.org.uk/teweek.
Schools can sign up to be part of the Big Assembly at bigassembly.org.