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Inspiring future engineers

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Inspiring future engineers

Inspiring future engineers

One of the primary objectives of the IET is to encourage young people to choose science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects at school, college and university and to consider engineering as a career. IET members can play a significant part in helping to achieve this aim.

As well as supporting member schools engagement, the Education 5-19 department produces a range of resources for teachers and pupils, organises STEM activities and partners with organisations that share our goals. For full details of the IET's Education 5 - 19 Programme please visit the teaching resources section of the site.

You can help by:

  • spreading the word about our free resources and encouraging teachers and parents to download them
  • speaking to children, schools and industry about participation and involvement with Faraday Challenge Days and FIRST®LEGO® League
  • encouraging schools to apply for grant funding from the IET
  • promoting engineering as a positive career choice
  • volunteering as a Schools Liaison Officer or STEM Ambassador.

Also consider joining our Schools Liaison Community, where you can keep up-to-date with information about the Education 5-19 programme and connect with members involved in schools activities.

Careers resources

Attending a careers event? Our helpful guide to exhibiting at careers events has lots of helpful tips to get you ready.

The IET is a proud contributor to Tomorrow's Engineers, a collaborative project from the engineering community to promote engineering careers to students, their teachers and their parents. Tomorrow's Engineers careers information can be downloaded or ordered from the IET Faraday website or in larger quantities from the marketing toolkit.

Presentations

This new, interactive presentation introduces 11-14 year olds to engineering, inspiring them to think about a career in engineering. It has 13 examples of real engineers to explore with children along with videos of them at work, ideas for short activities  you can do and discussion points to get them and keep them engaged.

We have developed a set of Presenter Guidelines which walk you through slide by slide so you can feel confident when you deliver the presentation to young people.

Activities

The IET Faraday Primary and IET Faraday Secondary websites host a wide variety of engineering activities and resources that members can use to enrich schools activities. The Scout activity resources linked below may also be useful, and member developed resources can be found on the Schools Liaison Community.

Scout electronics activity badge resources

Safeguarding children

Members engaged in schools activities on behalf of the IET must read and adhere to the IET's policy and guidelines for safeguarding children and adults at risk.

Questions? 

Email: ieteducation@theiet.org