Today the government announced the start of a year-long campaign, aimed at inspiring young people (7-16) to join the world of engineering – The Year of Engineering. Throughout 2018 the campaign will showcase the huge variety of roles within the engineering industry, as well as identifying the skills and innovative creativity required in the modern … Continue reading 2018 is the Year of Engineering
STEM careers have been in the news recently, and this is because more businesses are now asking for training in the areas where they feel skills are short and STEM are seen to be part of this. Sean Coughlan BBC’s Education Correspondent stated that, ‘Vocational skills and technical education have been longstanding weaknesses in England's … Continue reading Has there been a lack of young people training for STEM careers?
A government adviser has issued a call for action to address the UK’s lack of engineering skills. Professor John Perkins, chief scientific adviser at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, wants government, industry and educators to ‘step up’ to meet the challenge. In his Review of Engineering Skills, Prof Perkins forecasts increasing demand for … Continue reading Engineering skills – a call for action