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Want to play a part in helping produce the scientists and inventors of the future?  Then Primary Engineer could help you work with schools to help transform youthful enthusiasm into a lifelong interest in engineering. 

Supported by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Scottish Engineering, the University of Strathclyde, AMS Neve and Babcock International, Primary Engineer is a not-for-profit organisation established in 2005, encouraging young people to consider careers in STEM-related professions.

Primary Engineer believe that Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics are key subjects in securing positive opportunities and career paths for future generations, and that this begins in Primary school.  Their vision is that children, both girls and boys, will aspire to become designers and makers from a very early age. 

 

Billy Scott, Sector Manager for Industry and Enterprise Networks at Skills Development Scotland, said:

“Primary Engineer is a fantastic example of a collaborative approach to achieving a shared aim for Scotland’s scientific reputation – a country where youthful interest is nurtured in to something lasting for the benefit of individuals, industry and science more generally.

“The ideas and inventions that children come up with are fascinating and ambitious but children approach challenges thinking that everything is possible.  And it’s that mindset that leads to innovative thought.

“Primary Engineer initially develops the skills and confidence in teachers before linking the engineers with the school to help and advise, becoming the pupils classroom engineer. 

“I would recommend that organisations within the engineering sector consider whether Primary Engineer could help them, and whether they can help our young people.” 

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