Engineering in schools is to receive a major boost as Engineering in Motion (EIM), the umbrella body of three highly regarded educational initiatives has partnered with Young Engineers for cross-promotion of the programmes offered by each organisation.
F1 in Schools, Land Rover 4x4 in Schools and the Jaguar Primary School Challenge are delivered by EIM to hundreds of schools across the UK. Linking with Young Engineers will broaden the reach of these programmes, while also promoting the Young Engineers programmes to schools already involved in existing EIM initiatives.
These two leading educational bodies aim to inspire students to take an interest in engineering and consider it as a career choice and are extremely successful in fulfilling these aims. Young Engineers is a long-established recognised leader in STEM delivery and offers a wide range of interventions from ages 7 to 19. F1 in Schools attracts students from 9 – 19 years with Formula One’s popularity as the bedrock of the programme. Land Rover 4x4 in Schools challenges students and apprentices focusing on all-terrain vehicles and the Jaguar Primary School Challenge introduces engineering to a younger audience from 6 – 11 years with a fun, racing car themed project.
Andrew Denford, Engineering in Motion, says of partnering with Young Engineers, “We’re very excited about the opportunity presented by linking with Young Engineers for cross-promotion of the initiatives which share the same values and goals.
He adds, “We are very proud to have developed such successful educational initiatives, with students winning placements and full-time employment within F1 and major automotive manufacturers such as Jaguar Land Rover, as well as securing places on apprenticeship schemes, university scholarships and industry training programmes in engineering and related subjects through participation in our programmes. We hope that our links with Young Engineers will broaden the awareness of EIM initiatives with further success.”
Rod Edwards, Chief Executive of Young Engineers, says: “We are delighted to be announcing this important new initiative today. Our aim is for Young Engineers and EIM to mutually support each other wherever possible. We have the same core objectives and this collaboration will make it simpler for teachers and club leaders to get access to our STEM-based initiatives.
Young Engineers is a UK-based educational charity that supports after schools engineering clubs, challenges and a wide range of activities and competitions. It has an annual membership of over 20,000 young people and has HRH the Duke of York as Patron (since 1994).
Engineering in Motion is a not-for-profit organisation totally committed to providing exciting yet challenging educational experiences through the magnetic appeal of Formula One, motorsport and automotive engineering. Engineering in Motion runs innovative educational STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) projects with an aim to engage and encourage students to continue studying STEM subjects at apprentice, further and higher education.
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