Identifying policy issues applicable to the education and skills sector and providing guidance to IET members, government and the public.
The Education and Skills Policy Panel, in a manner consistent with the IET mission, will:
The Panel currently has three focus areas:
Cyber Skills Research - assessing the level of cyber skills that engineering and technical staff need to draw on in their daily work - either directly or in collaboration with their supply chains.
New Approaches to Engineering Higher Education - Creating a new national community with an appetite for change
Schools and Colleges - Promoting a broad and balanced education across the STEM spectrum
Industry - Skills for emerging technology and the future workforce. The newest of the three working groups will be exploring issues such as:
New approaches to Engineering Higher Education 22 May 2017, Savoy Place London
The IET Engineering Work Experience for All campaign aims to raise awareness of the value of high quality, practical work experience in helping to develop future engineers with the practical skills they need for the workplace.
The IET responds to a number of submissions to Government, Parliament and the devolved Administrations each year. These can be found in the submissions archive (please select the relevant year).
If you are a member, and would like to input into the IET's policy work, please join the Education Policy Key.
The IET is a member of Education for Engineering (E4E), a body that enables all 35 Professional Engineering Institutions to communicate with Government on educational matters through one united voice.