Nine in ten (90%) young people dream of a career that tackles social issues according to data from Tomorrow’s Engineers Week and plans for the Week in 2018 will showcase how engineers are on a mission to make the world a better place.
The Week will include the first Tomorrow’s Engineers Week Big Assembly, offering schools across the UK the chance to take part in the same assembly at the same time.
Researchers found almost half of young people wanted careers that would help animals (47%), two-fifths want to save peoples’ lives (37%) and a third want to help tackle homelessness (29%), subjects that will be covered in the Big Assembly along with protecting the environment, safety and entertainment.
Last year Tomorrow’s Engineers Week also focussed on ‘engineers on a mission’ and saw 60,000 young people view films of inspiring engineers.
Stars of these films included Simon Crowther, Director of Flood Protection Solutions, who will be on the Tomorrow’s Engineers Week Big Assembly panel. He commented:
I’ve seen first-hand how engineers can make a huge difference in the world. I was inspired to become an engineer after my family home was flooded. From that day on, I was on a mission to ensure that no other family needed to suffer like ours did.
My engineering career really makes a difference to people’s lives and I’m passionate about inspiring more young people to see how they can do likewise. I’d urge all schools to sign up to be part of the Tomorrow’s Engineers Week Big Assembly.
Tomorrow’s Engineers Week takes place from 5-9 November 2018.