Do you know an exceptional educator?

Feb 2, 2023

A Signatory of The Tomorrow’s Engineers Code, the ERA Foundation, is now accepting nominations for the 2023 David Clark Prize. The prize recognises exceptional educators in England who have gone above and beyond in inspiring young people to pursue engineering as a profession and career.

The ERA Foundation is a non-profit organisation which supports electech manufacturing across the UK by supporting engineering, innovation and skills development programmes. EngineeringUK is a partner of the ERA Foundation which involves close collaboration to develop successful initiatives and to achieve a much greater impact in inspiring tomorrow’s engineers.

This prestigious prize is awarded annually to 2 educators, one working in primary schools and one in secondary schools, colleges or UTCs. Both winners will have gone demonstrably beyond what is required in the teaching syllabus and will have a strong track record of showcasing real-world engineering to students and inspiring them to pursue careers in this field.

What you need to become a winner

Nominations are encouraged from individuals who meet the criteria, as well as selected organisations that work with schools and colleges to promote engineering.

The criteria for selection include:

  • A vision for technology and design (or other STEM subjects) education that could inspire and lead to a successful career in engineering
  • The level of creativity shown in shaping the nominee’s work with young people
  • The success the nominee has had in their interactions with young people, both in terms of numbers reached and the difference made in their lives

The awards for the prize winners include a £3,000 personal award, and a further £12,000 for the school to be used over 3 years to further promote engineering within the school. ERA Foundation intends for the prize winner to play a key role in determining how the funds will be spent.

The closing date for nominations is Friday 10 March 2023 and prize winners will be announced at the ERA Annual Dinner in May 2023. Find out more about the awards and submit a nomination on the ERA Foundation website.

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