Remap launches Year of Engineering
Today sees the launch of the Year of Engineering, a government initiative to celebrate engineering and inspire young people to get involved. The campaign was launched at Sharples School in Bolton by Remap volunteers who posed engineering challenges to teams of children.
Remap is a national charity that helps disabled people achieve greater independence and quality of life. Its volunteers use their engineering knowledge and practical skills to design and make bespoke equipment for disabled people. This equipment is then provided free of charge.
Sharples school is a science specialist college and the pupils enjoyed the challenges presented by Remap. They were joined by the government’s envoy for the year of Engineering Stephen Metcalf MP. Stephen said:
“Growing the interest in, and awareness of engineering and careers within the sector is vital to inspiring the next generation of engineers and ensuring our future economic success.
Engineering has the ability to tackle some of the great challenges the country and the world faces while also providing well paid and rewarding careers.
I hope our combined efforts in 2018 will help us engineer a better, brighter future for all.”
Remap’s Chief Executive David Martin also attended the launch event and commented:
“Here at Remap we know that 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, everyone has the chance to take a closer look at engineering and the variety of opportunities on offer. There are open days, talks and activities happening across the country. If you want to know more about engineering, or see what’s happening near you, visit Year of Engineering or search #YoE on Twitter.”
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