This day is an opportunity to engage with government and industry to address the skills shortage we are facing within the engineering industry.
James Robottom, Sustainable Planet Lead at the IET, said: “The world is facing one of the most significant challenges it has ever encountered. The responsibility to drastically reduce our impact on the climate, whilst continuing to develop and prosper in a sustainable way falls on all areas, industries and sections of society. It is, without doubt, one of the largest engineering challenges of our time, and one which the IET is determined to support.
“Engineers have the skills, insights and ingenuity to help tackle these challenges in ways that optimise efficiency, economy, safety and reliability. As engineers, we are problem-solvers and innovators, with a unique perspective on the world. Most of these challenges are significant, long term and require co-operation, collaboration and action from all over the world. Engineering is central to delivering them.”
To find out more information about World Engineering Day, please visit http://worldengineeringday.net/.