What is Engineering Open House Day 2016?

Engineering Open House Day was first held in July 2015 and saw the IET joining forces with iconic venues and organisations across the country to give children and their parents an insight into what it’s like to be an engineer.

The initiative is designed to be an educational, fun day out to encourage parents to support their children in choosing careers in engineering and technology. Engineering Open House Day is all about highlighting the important roles that engineers play in everyday life, with participating venues and organisations demonstrating the creativity and excitement behind engineering careers.

The first Engineering Open House day attracted 10 venues which provided more than 250 young people and parents with a rare opportunity to go behind the scenes at some of the UK's most celebrated innovative engineering and technology organisations.

The second and most recent Engineering Open House Day took place on Friday 29 July 2016, with venues including Sky, BRE, Shell, the Victoria & Albert Museum, Tower Bridge, and ITN Productions taking part. A total of 28 events were held by 23 organisations – attracting 1,600 young people and their parents.

Engineering Open House Day is designed to be an educational, fun day out to encourage parents to support their children in choosing careers in engineering and technology, by providing them with a rare opportunity to go behind the scenes at some of the UK's most celebrated innovative engineering and technology organisations.

Check back soon to view the 2016 Engineering Open House Day short film.

To download the 2016 flyer, click here.

To view a list of the 2016 events, click here

To view a list of the 2015 events, click here.

Engineering Open House Day 2015

In 2015, Engineering Open House Day was held in collaboration with ten high profile organisations: BRE, ITN, National Space Academy, Royal Opera House, The Brunel Museum, Young Engineers, Global Renewables, Alacrity foundation, Atkins and Soho house.

These organisations invited guests to take part in behind the scenes tours, workshops and talks from inspirational engineers. Parents and children were also able to ask questions about engineering careers and find out more about the important role engineering plays within the venues and organisations.

To view last year's events, please click here.

Get involved

Next year, the IET will be looking for more venues and organisations to host events up and down the country to promote engineering to young people. If your organisation may be interested in raising the profile of engineering, promoting the incredible work that engineers do and spreading the word that we need more of them, please do get in touch by emailing communications@theiet.org

Click here for a gallery of pictures from Engineering Open House Day 2015 and 2016.


 

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