The ICE has launched What is Civil Engineering, a web portal advising young people, teachers and parents about careers in civil engineering. There is also guidance for workers considering a career change.
The portal features educational resources, including activity packs, presentations, links to further online content, and guidance for working with children and young people.
There are also in-depth case studies of civil engineering projects and the people behind them.
Users can search by project type or career stage for inspiration and to grow their understanding of the diverse range of career paths.
What is Civil Engineering is at www.ice.org.uk/inspiration.
The new portal was launched to coincide with Tomorrow’s Engineers Week, now in its fifth year. The event is intended to inspire the next generation of engineers. The ICE joined over 300 employers and professional bodies from across the engineering community to deliver events and activities across the UK.
“The ICE is proud to have been heavily involved in delivering Tomorrow’s Engineers Week over a number of years through our work with schools and colleges across the UK,” said ICE membership director Sean Harris.
“Our science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) ambassadors work tirelessly throughout the year delivering inspirational talks and providing practical demonstrations on engineering while our national and regional teams attend careers fairs and events such as Big Bang.
“As technology matures and develops, so too do the range of rewarding careers within civil engineering. We will continue to work with educators and influencers to ensure we rise to the challenge of bridging the engineering skills gap. We will inspire the next generation of civil engineer and support them in their design and delivery of the infrastructure that society needs.”