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Engineering Kids’ Futures

They are key in delivering on the Government’s ambitions, for a high-skill, high-wage economy, levelling up, facilitating a green industrial revolution, and reinforcing the UK’s position as a science and technology superpower.

We wrote an open letter to the UK Government in November 2021 to start work addressing this skills gap. It won’t happen overnight; developing a robust pipeline of engineering talent needs to start with future generations – which is why we’re campaigning for engineering to be integrated into early education.

We held a series of roundtables with experts from industry, academia, education, Government, and STEM providers, from across the UK throughout 2022, and the report below summarises our key findings and recommendations.

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People networking

Chi Onwurah and IET President and Chief Executive

Chi Onwurah with IET President and IET CES

Chi Onwurah giving keynote speech at IET reception

Chi Onwurah MP

Chi Onwurah speaking to delegates at the IET reception

Chi Onwurah taking to delegates

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Lego pieces at the reception

People networking at the reception at Westminster

People networking

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Discover your inner engineer

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Woman holding IET publication