Technical Moves | Tomorrow's Engineers week continues to target the Engineering skills gap

Tomorrow's Engineers week continues to target the Engineering skills gap

Carl Wright
by Carl Wright

Tomorrow's Engineers week targets the Engineering skills gap

Now in its fifth year, the Tomorrow's Engineers Week is designed to help address the fact that 186,000 people with engineering skills will be needed annually through to 2024.


Over 300 employers and professional bodies from across the engineering community have been invited to join universities, schools and individuals in the week-long drive to inspire the next generation of engineers. 

To meet that demand for engineers more young people need to understand how what they learn at school is used in the real world. Tomorrow’s Engineers Week gives them the chance to talk directly to engineers and engage in hands-on activities that showcase engineering. The programme has already directly reached over 300,000 young people in the past year. The goal is to create a national network of employers working locally to reach 1 million young people every.

To coincide with Tomorrow's Engineers Week, the Institution of Civil Engineers has launched a brand new web section for teachers, parents and young people to give them an insight into what civil engineering is – and how to build a career as a civil engineer.

This is an excellent resource for anyone looking for more information on what a career in Civil Engineering can offer and it is well worth reviewing. The ICE has made significant improvements in recent years to its online offering for those looking to enter the industry and this portal in another welcomed step.

You can view it here:  https://www.ice.org.uk/what-is-civil-engineering

“As technology matures and develops, so too do the range of rewarding careers within civil engineering. The challenge to address the engineering skills gap is to ensure young people have early access to the career options available so we have information and the opportunities to inspire people at every level.”