One of the primary objectives of the IET is to encourage young people to choose science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects at school, college and university and to consider engineering as a career. We are happy to support IET members and others who help spread the word about how exciting and rewarding engineering careers can be.
The Education 5-19 department produces a range of resources for teachers and pupils, organises STEM activities and partners with organisations that share our goals. For full details of the IET's Education 5 - 19 Programme please visit the teaching resources section of the IET website.
You can support our work by:
- spreading the word about the free teaching resources available at www.ietfaraday.org and encouraging teachers and parents to download them
- speaking to children, schools and industry about participation and involvement with Faraday Challenge Days and FIRST®LEGO® League
- encouraging schools and educators to apply for grant funding from the IET
- promoting engineering as a positive career choice
- volunteering as a Schools Liaison Officer or STEM Ambassador.
Attending a careers event? Our helpful guide to exhibiting at careers events has lots of helpful tips to get you ready.
The IET is a proud contributor to Tomorrow's Engineers, a collaborative project from the engineering community to promote engineering careers to students, their teachers and their parents. Tomorrow's Engineers careers information can be downloaded or ordered free of charge from the IET Faraday website or for larger quantities contact email@example.com. IET Local Network and Technical and Professional Network committee members can order larger quantities from the IET's marketing toolkit.
This interactive presentation introduces 11-14 year olds to engineering, inspiring them to think about a career in engineering. It has 13 examples of real engineers to explore with children along with videos of them at work, ideas for short activities you can do and discussion points to get them and keep them engaged.
We have developed a set of Presenter Guidelines which walk you through slide by slide so you can feel confident when you deliver the presentation to young people.
The IET Faraday Primary and IET Faraday Secondary websites host a wide variety of engineering activities and resources that members can use for schools activities, and member developed resources can be found in the files area of this community.
Safeguarding children and adults at risk
The IET takes safeguarding very seriously. Members engaged in schools activities on behalf of the IET must read and adhere to the IET's policy and guidelines for safeguarding children and adults at risk.
Updated 2 November 2017
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