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Engineering Open House Day aims to help young people and their parents understand what it’s like to work as an engineer by giving special, behind-the-scenes access to a wide variety of organisations to demonstrate how creative and innovative a career in engineering could be.

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Engineering Open House Day 2019 took place on Friday 26 July.

With over 60 organisations involved, we saw over 4,000 children and their parents attend one of the events to go behind the scenes and learn about the wonderful world of engineering!

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IET Engineering Open House Day 2020 cancelled

The IET’s annual Engineering Open House Day, which was due to take place on Friday 24 July 2020, has been cancelled.

The IET is closely monitoring the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak and like many other organisations, we are continuing to follow the guidance provided by the World Health Organization and the UK Government. Given the current status of the pandemic, and due to the uncertainty as to whether the current restrictions will have been lifted by July, we have made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s Engineering Open House Day.

Engineering Open House Day is only possible thanks to the support of organisations and venues across the UK, as well as STEM ambassadors, IET members, volunteers and colleagues, and we would like to personally thank them for their ongoing support of our campaign to inspire the next generation of engineers and technologists.

We will deliver Engineering Open House Day on Friday 23 July next year, as part of our 150th anniversary and our Open House events will form part of activities to mark this milestone.

In the meantime, with schools now closed in the UK, the IET is supporting children and parents, as well as teachers teaching remotely, with a range of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) resources. These provide free home-learning teaching resources and activities for both primary and secondary school children, including lesson plans, handouts and videos. To access the IET’s education materials, please visit www.theiet.org/education.

About Engineering Open House Day

Educational and fun

It aims 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.