‘Generation Z’ becomes the focus of IET engagement

The IET’s Annual Partnership Event brings together its Academic, MOD, Corporate and Enterprise partnership communities to share ideas and discuss best practice.

Picture of Mark Organ with speakers from the Partnership Event

The IET's Annual Partnership Event was held at IET London: Savoy Place last December, providing attendees with engaging keynote speeches and great opportunities to network. The day began with a breakfast meeting to formally welcome the founding Enterprise Partners to the IET's partnership community, including a speech from IET Chief Executive Nigel Fine, and a presentation from the IET Partnership Account Manager, Matthew Barber.

Inspiring the next generation

This year the Partnership Event centred around 'Generation Z' and how best to engage and influence the most technologically-focused generation to date. Nigel Fine welcomed guests to the prestigious venue and highlighted some of the exciting projects the IET has embarked upon to try and inspire young people into studying STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects. This includes the IET Engineering Open House Days and the First LEGO League.

The keynote speeches

Keynote speeches discussed the characteristics of Generation Z and how to inspire them to go into engineering or technology careers. The audience heard from University College London's Dr Emanuela Tilley, Leonardo's Kris Harrison and Holovis' Tom Dunstan - one of the IET's brand new Enterprise Partners.

The Crash Landing

The event closed with a networking lunch in the Maxwell Library and guests were invited to join tours to see the rest of the newly refurbished IET building. After the event, attendees were presented with 'The Crash Landing', a children's book that was produced by The University of Sheffield's Women in Engineering Society, which aims to educate young readers and parents about the exciting opportunities STEM subjects offer.

Find out more

You can find the presentation slides and photos from the event on the IET's Flickr page at: http://bit.ly/2jyMIBm