Ruth Mitchell

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Engineering championed in the North East

The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) North East has appointed ‘champions’ to work with educators, employers and young people to bridge the gap between industry and learning.

As part of the ICE’s aims to increase entry into civil engineering, regional committee members Mike Gardiner and Kate Palmer have been tasked with leading the efforts. Mike, as regional education coordinator, and Kate, student representative on the ICE’s North East regional committee, will work to help young people in the region see their potential and promote the benefits of engineering as a career.

Mike said: “One of the key aims of the ICE in the North East is to encourage more young people to enter civil engineering, but it is vital that industry and the education sector are aware of one another’s needs. By liaising with both parties we can help to make this easier and improve the chances that those who want a career in civil engineering are sufficiently prepared when they leave education.”

Kate said: “Many people have the wrong impression about what civil engineering involves and it doesn’t always come across as an exciting career prospect. Via schools and colleges, together with other students and graduates, I want to spread the message that civil engineering shapes our environment and affects everything in our lives, and therefore is extremely important in the way we see our future.”

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Ruth Mitchell .

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