Created: 02 January 2018
2018 is the Year of Engineering, which is a cross-government campaign to get more young people involved in the engineering industry. Throughout the year, the Government is teaming up with partners from many different sectors to deliver UK-wide school visits, exhibitions and open doors events – all aimed at encouraging young people and their parents to take a closer look at engineering.
Andrew reports, “During 2018, the Government will work with hundreds of industry partners to raise the profile of engineering among young people aged 7-16, their parents and their teachers. This will include offering at least a million direct experiences of engineering to young people from all backgrounds – from behind the scenes tours and family days out, to school visits and the chance to meet engineering role models.
“I understand that more than 350 partners have signed up to support the campaign: including Siemens, the Science Museum Group, Ocado, Usborne, BAE Systems and Crossrail.
“A full list of partners and further information can be found here: http://www.dft.gov.uk/year-of-engineering-2018/, or follow the campaign on Twitter: #inspireanengineer #YoE @YoEgovuk”