Resource to inspire future Welsh engineers launched
Inspiring 14- to 19-year-olds in Wales to consider a career in engineering is the aim of a new PowerPoint presentation.
The resource, known as ‘Peiriannu’ch dyfodol’ in Welsh, has been launched on the Neon platform which brings together engineering experiences, resources and stories to bring STEM to life with real-world examples of engineering.
Developed by the Tomorrow’s Engineers careers working group led by EngineeringUK, it explores engineering sectors that are expected to flourish in the future – from big data and life sciences to agricultural technologies and low carbon economy. It profiles different engineers, skills required and routes into engineering.
The presentation can be used by anyone who wants to inspire and inform young people about a career in engineering, such as STEM ambassadors, teachers, and careers advisors. It can also be adapted to suit the needs of the presenter and audience.
Wales currently has the lowest proportion of young people who believe engineering fits into who they are, with only 36%, compared to England which has 45%. This stat informed the development of the ‘Peiriannu’ch dyfodol’ Powerpoint presentation.
‘Engineers transform the way we live,’ stresses Eleanor Eyre, Head of Careers at EngineeringUK. ‘Their work cuts across every conceivable area, from how we power our homes to medical technology and disaster response and space exploration. It is our job to nurture the engineers of the future and show young people that through a career in engineering they could have an impact on a global scale.’
The resource includes:
- The importance of engineering and why you should choose it
- Examples of careers in engineering
- How to get into engineering
- Case studies from engineers in the industry