Government plans to make 2018 the ‘Year of Engineering’

Government plans to make 2018 the 'Year of Engineering'

The government wants to encourage more young people to pursue careers in the engineering industry, with a new campaign.

The ‘Year of Engineering’ will be launched in January and aims to offer at least one million engineering experiences, including school trips and the opportunity to meet industry professionals, to young people aged seven to 16.

The year-long campaign is intended to raise the profile of engineering among young people and teachers, and is planning activities to improve understanding of the industry, including connecting schools with local engineering employers.

“If we are going to create a country fit to meet all new challenges, we need to train the next generation of highly-skilled British workers,” said John Hayes (pictured), the minister for transport skills. “New skills, new jobs and new prospects will turn vision to reality, if we show young people, their parents and their teachers what engineering can mean.”

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