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2018 is designated as ‘The Year of Engineering’ by the UK Government, to introduce young people to the world of engineering.

To recognise this the IMechE Northern Ireland Regional Committee is running a series of six events from the 9th to 18th October, covering a variety of aspects of engineering, which will be inspirational and demonstrate to all age groups but in particular young people, that engineering is diverse, creative, exciting and important to society.

Project Design Engineers are fully supportive of the campaign, encouraging staff, clients and suppliers to show their support by attending an event.

Patrick Kelly, PDE Director and current Chairperson of the IMechE Northern Ireland Regional Committee had this to say about the initiative:

“As a regional committee it was imperative that we fully engaged with the campaign.  A lot of research and consideration has been invested into devising an inclusive event programme within Northern Ireland, which we hope will showcase the breadth and diversity of Engineering.

It is anticipated that the UK-wide campaign will encourage young people from all backgrounds to take a closer look at engineering, challenge the stereotypes and ultimately showcase the variety and creativity of this forward-looking and innovative sector.

As current Chairperson of the Regional Committee for Northern Ireland, I personally look forward to attending the events and meeting all our local, potential Engineers of the future.”

To get involved – take a look at the programme of events and attached informational flyer.

IMechE (NI) Engineering Week Flyer