EngineeringUK and Singapore Ministry Work Together to Promote Engineering Industry
EngineeringUK met with The Singapore Ministry of Manpower recently to share best practice about promoting the Engineering industry.
On Monday 16 August 2010, Paul Jackson, Chief Executive of EngineeringUK, met with representatives from the Singapore Ministry of Manpower at EngineeringUK’s headquarters in London to share their ideas about promoting the engineering Industry to young people.
Mr. Jackson advised the representatives on how to promote engineering to young people, drawing on examples from the highly successful The Big Bang: UK Young Scientists and Engineers Fair, which engages pupils in the whole STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) sector.
The Singapore Ministry of Manpower was visiting various organisations in the UK to learn from their experience and best practices in areas, such as labour market analysis and policy research.
Paul Jackson said: “Although EngineeringUK is focussed on promoting Engineering and Engineers with the UK, we appreciate that many engineering companies handle international projects. Working together with organisations such as The Singapore Ministry of Manpower can help strengthen the industry nationally and internationally.”
EngineeringUK is an independent organisation that promotes the vital contribution of engineers, engineering and technology in our society. To find out more, please visit our website www.engineeringuk.com
For further information please contact:
Miriam Laverick, PR and Communications Manager
Tel: 020 3206 0444
Notes to Editors
EngineeringUK, formerly the ETB, is an independent organisation that promotes the vital contribution of engineers, engineering and technology in our society. EngineeringUK partners business and industry, government and the wider science and engineering community: producing evidence on the state of engineering, sharing knowledge within engineering and inspiring young people to choose a career in engineering, matching employers’ demand for skills. For more information about EngineeringUK please visit www.EngineeringUK.com
The Big Bang: UK Young Scientists and Engineers Fair:
The Big Bang: UK Young Scientists’ and Engineers’ Fair kicks of National Science and Engineering Week and was held at Manchester Central Convention Complex, 11-13 March 2010. The Big Bang will celebrate and raise the profile of young people’s achievement in science and engineering and encourage more young people to take part in STEM initiatives with support from their parents and teachers.
Led by EngineeringUK, The Big Bang is developed in partnership with over 100 organisations from business & industry, government and the science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) community - with support from across the political spectrum.
The Ministry of Manpower – Singapore:
The Ministry of Manpower aspires to develop a globally competitive workforce and a great workplace, for a cohesive society and a secure economic future for all Singaporeans. For more information, please visit www.mom.gov.sg