Tomorrow’s Engineers Week to take inspiration from COP26

Apr 26, 2021

Engineers looking at plants

How engineers and engineering can contribute to tackling climate change and achieving net zero will be the main themes of the next Tomorrow’s Engineers Week, due to be held from 8 to 12 November 2021.

The annual Tomorrow’s Engineers Week (#TEWeek21) will take place as the UK hosts the much-anticipated COP26 conference (26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties) in Glasgow.

Encouraging future engineers

Engineers and engineering will be crucial to helping the UK achieve its net zero ambition and Tomorrow’s Engineers Week is an opportunity for engineers, employers, schools, colleges, universities and Professional Engineering Institutions to showcase how engineers can make the world a better place. For young people, it’s a chance to spark ideas and consider how they could address local and global challenges in their future careers.


Dr Hilary Leevers, Chief Executive of EngineeringUK said: “Young people around the world have come together so powerfully to demand action over climate change. COP26 provides a timely backdrop to show the next generation how they can be part of the solution by choosing engineering careers. Engineering will be central to generating affordable and sustainable energy and solving other global challenges that our changing climate is affecting, like providing access to clean water.
“Tomorrow’s Engineers Week is an opportunity for the engineering community to work together to inspire the next generation of engineers and showcase how careers in engineering, technology, and computing are critical to tackling important issues.”


What is Tomorrow’s Engineers Week?

Tomorrow’s Engineers Week (#TEWeek21) will take place from 8 to 12 November 2021 and highlights to young people that engineering is a creative, problem solving, exciting career that improves the world around us.

To register interest and stay up to date with #TEWeek21 plans visit the Tomorrow’s Engineers website.

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