The Year of Engineering
January 15 - December 31
The Year of Engineering is a government campaign which celebrates the world and wonder of engineering.
Working in engineering is exciting, rewarding and creative. We need the next generation of innovators and problem solvers to join the industry and help shape the future of the world we live in. Over the course of the year, you have the chance to take a closer look at engineering and the variety of opportunities on offer. Get to know one of the UK’s most innovative industries with open days, talks and activities happening across the country.
Chocolate Films is working with the Nine Elms Vauxhall Partnership to create an educational film about engineering in the form of animation, showcasing the different types of engineering taking place in Nine Elms (South London). The animation film will show how engineers are responsible for some of the exciting new opportunities arriving in Nine Elms and how their work creates things to do and see in the area.
We will take the film to 3 secondary schools in Nine Elms, teaching young people in the area about engineering and especially inspiring girls to become engineers. St William and St James (Berkeley Group) have kindly agreed to let one of their female engineers speak at the 3 schools to encourage young girls as much as boys to become engineers. Students from the schools will make their own films on the theme of engineering during workshops facilitated by Chocolate Films.
If you want to know more about engineering, or see what’s happening near you, visit yearofengineering.gov.uk or search #YoE on Twitter.