Why engineers should consider a career in teaching

Jan 11, 2023

The UK needs more physics teachers. Without them children are missing out on opportunities to develop their understanding of the world around them. If more engineers decide to go into teaching physics then they will bring an innovative perspective into the classroom to help explain big ideas to young minds.

On 19 January 2023, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) will join with the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) and the Department for Education (DfE) to host a webinar discussing the lack of STEM teaching skills in the classroom. This discussion will also look at the knock-on effect this has on inspiring young people to pursue engineering careers and how engineers can bring new perspectives by becoming physics teachers.

Key speakers include:

  • David Lakin, Head of Education, Safeguarding and Education Policy at the IET
  • Georgina Smith, PGDipEd Teacher Trainee for Physics at the University of Birmingham
  • Professor Helen James OBE, Education and Skills Strategy Board Chair at IMechE
  • Neil Adams, Teacher Training Advisor at DfE
  • Dr Rhys Morgan, Director of Engineering and Education at RAEng
  • Suleiman Faruqi, Senior Policy Advisor at DfE

Are you interested in learning more about why engineers should consider a career in teaching and how the engineering community can support education and skills? Then we encourage you to join the webinar on 19 January 2023 at 1pm.

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