Why not make a difference and get involved with the IET's Education for Schools and Colleges programme.
The challenge of encouraging young people to study STEM subjects at school and then to pursue engineering and technology careers is massive. Despite the huge demand for engineers and technicians the majority of young people, their teachers and parents do not understand what engineering is or why it might be of interest to them. The IET’s Education for Schools and Colleges programme addresses these issues.
To ensure the greatest possible impact from the programme we encourage the involvement of our members who can act as role models for young people. We also seek support from industry and academia to improve the reach and impact of our initiative. We engage with as much of our target audiences as possible by delivering a wide range of activities. If you or your company would like to get involved in any of these please get in touch.
Here’s a glimpse into what the IET is doing:
The IET manages the UK and Ireland region of this international robotics competition for nine to 16-year olds in which teams build a Lego robot to complete a series of themed challenges. To grow the competition we need volunteers to deliver the events and organisations to host and sponsor more tournaments and teams. Visit: First ® Lego® League website [new window]
Faraday is our flagship programme offering free teaching resources and 57 STEM Challenge Days in schools and universities across the year. More volunteers are needed to support the Challenge Days and sponsors are sought to expand the number of events and resources we deliver. Visit: the Faraday website [new window]
We encourage members to register as STEM ambassadors, providing a wide range of hands-on activities and careers literature for use in schools, at careers fairs and at science festivals. We also run two funding schemes to support engineering educational activities.
The IET supports many of the UK’s best providers of STEM activities such as F1 in Schools, Greenpower and the Big Bang Fair. Many of these activities offer members opportunities to help deliver events and mentor teams.
Flipside is the award-winning magazine for teenagers that aims to demonstrate that fact is stranger than fiction. It is sent free to secondary school libraries and available by subscription and is complemented by a website, a smart phone app and the new classroom poster/magazine Flipside for Teachers.