New website ‘to help inspire next generation of diverse engineers’
Accessing the latest thinking on and evidence of what works to encourage youngsters from diverse backgrounds to consider an engineering career ‘will be much easier’ with the launch of the new 'Tomorrow’s Engineers website by EngineeringUK, it says.
'Tomorrow’s Engineers' ‘brings together free advice and guidance, curated from across the engineering community, to support practitioners in providing young people with engineering careers inspiration’. The website includes the latest thinking on topics ranging from how to run virtual events and ‘top tips’ for ensuring an inclusive approach, to how to survey young people and improve engaging outreach activities.
Dr Hilary Leevers, CEO of EngineeringUK, said: “EngineeringUK’s mission is to support the wider engineering community in inspiring the next generation of engineers to understand the thousands of future engineering roles available – from infrastructure, to helping the UK achieve its Net Zero aspirations, to working alongside scientists and healthcare specialists to deliver vaccines to combat coronavirus. We know young people’s educational and career aspirations have already been affected by the pandemic, so it’s more important than ever to get this type of outreach activity right. That’s why we’ve refreshed Tomorrow’s Engineers to provide resources to help practitioners illustrate that engineering can give young people the opportunities they need and want – careers with enormous societal value.
“We want the site to provide a hub for everyone who funds, designs, or delivers, engineering engagement activity to share their learnings on how to best, together, achieve the collective impact needed to increase the number and diversity of young people entering engineering careers.”
STEM community practitioners are encouraged to recommend resources for inclusion on the website. Visit https://www.tomorrowsengineers.org.uk/working-together/
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