Tomorrows Engineers Week is taking place 4-8 November 2019 and The Welding Institute is proud to support this seventh annual event to encourage young people to get into engineering careers.
Tomorrows Engineers Week will be providing outreach programmes to schools across the UK to promote the engineering industry to students. It gives industry experts, employers, schools and universities the opportunity to demonstrate the work engineers are doing to improve the Nation’s health and well-being.
The ‘Big Assembly’ will be taking place on the 6th of November, where 50,000 students will participate in the same assembly at the same time. The ‘Big Assembly’ will include inspirational engineers discussing how their work helps to improve people’s health and wellbeing by protecting the environment.
Tomorrows Engineers Week has been created and delivered by EngineeringUK and the Royal Academy of Engineering to inspire a younger generation of engineers to see beyond the stereotypes of the engineering industry and to understand how they can make a true difference to society through an engineering career.
The Welding Institute recognises the importance of events such as Tomorrows Engineers Week due to the significant demand for more engineers. It has been estimated that over 2.65 million engineering jobs will need to be filled in the UK by the year 2024, this equates to a shortfall of 59,000 engineers per year.
Tomorrows Engineers Week is working to inspire young people to view engineering more positively, as an inclusive and vital industry for their future.
To get involved or find out more information about Tomorrows Engineers Week, please visit www.tomorrowsengineers.org.uk/teweek.