County set to celebrate launch of the 2018 Year of Engineering

Engineers, businesses and organisations from across the county are set to celebrate next week’s launch of the 2018 Year of Engineering.

Worcestershire LEP is teaming up with government and hundreds of industry partners to launch the Year of Engineering –a national campaign to inspire the next generation of engineers and widen the pool of young people who join the profession.

Throughout 2018, young people and their parents will have the chance to take a closer look at engineering, with thousands of inspiring experiences of engineering on offer throughout the country.

By bringing young people face to face with engineering role models and achievements, the campaign will showcase the creativity, variety and innovation of the profession. It will also highlight the opportunities and benefits of engineering careers for all young people –regardless of their gender, ethnicity or social background.

At a local level, Worcestershire LEP is supporting the campaign with partners by promoting upcoming Engineering events for younger people such as the Worcester City STEM challenge workshops taking place throughout February, and the STEM-promoting Worcestershire Skills Show on Wednesday 7 March.

Engineers and organisations across the country are marking the launch by celebrating the positive impact of engineering –from paving the way for medical breakthroughs or making a much-loved hobby possible for someone with a disability, to bringing music, film and theatre to life.

During launch week, parents are also being encouraged to find out more about how they can get involved by visiting the Year of Engineering website, which includes details of engineering activities and events taking place throughout 2018.

To find out more about the Year of Engineering, visit the website or follow the campaign on Twitter.