Share your engineering journey and career with aspiring young students in the classroom.
You are an engineer with an interest in bringing the world of mechanical engineering into the classroom. Tomorrow’s Engineers bridges the gap between industry and school-age STEM students by sending professionals to schools to share their expertise.
What you will do
As a Tomorrow’s Engineers volunteer you’ll be able to take part in the schools programme, which is made up of a number of initiatives such as industry visits, workshops, STEM Ambassador partnerships and careers resources. Over 2.5 million students and teachers have used the careers materials to date .
In collaboration with The Institution of Engineering and Technology, The Institution of Civil Engineers and The Institute of Physics, we have developed a programme of careers resources that provide clear, consistent guidance for young people aged 9-16 and their teachers.
You will have free access to these resources and can order them through firstname.lastname@example.org
to support your education outreach.
How you will benefit
You must register as an Institution ambassador in the first instance.
You will help schools to incorporate engineering into the current curriculum and plant the seeds needed to grow local engineering talent required by businesses. The programme complements messaging at the core of existing national STEM enhancement and enrichment activities, and supports curriculum-based work, so you’ll truly be helping the next generation of mechanical engineers.
How much time it will take
Depending on the initiative you’re involved with, you could be in a school, at your place of work or out in the field. You can commit to as much (or as little) time as you feel is appropriate.
How it works
Tomorrow’s Engineers is made up of several different programmes, running at various locations across the UK including: Tomorrow’s Engineers EEP Robotics Challenge, Tomorrow’s Engineers Energy Quest, Tomorrow’s Engineers: Around the World plus much more.
All TE activities are delivered by an experienced education officer and volunteers play a supporting role in the sessions to bring out and communicate real-world examples of science, technology and engineering careers.
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