Staffordshire's Next Engineers: Engineering Academy ambassadors work alongside GE volunteers and Connectr's fantastic facilitators, developing confidence, creativity, and presentation skills as they offer near-peer support for Cohort 2.
The free programme, run in collaboration with GE Foundation and its partners, The Inspirational Learning Group and FHI 360, is designed to encourage a diverse range of students to pursue engineering as a career through an interactive and engaging experience outside of the classroom.
Academy Cohort 2 students arrived in the classroom as strangers, but after just one week, new friendships have blossomed and students are already developing new skills.
The Next Engineers: Engineering Academy in Staffordshire, U.K., officially kicked off in January 2022 with its first cohort of 50 students. GE Engineer Martin Singh has been volunteering with Next Engineers from the start.
Academy student Xanthe shares her experience: “The whole Next Engineers experience has been unforgettable. Although I was interested in a career in engineering before I started the course, it has definitely showed me the options available to me, and reaffirmed my interested in the subject."
Next Engineers is celebrating completing its first year, reaching over 2,000 Staffordshire-based students through three aged specific programmes - Engineering Discovery, Engineering Experience, and Engineering Academy.
Staffordshire Academy participants take time to reflect on their career plans, connect with mentors, and get caught up on missed sessions.
Year 11 students at Staffordshire University participate in a fantastic 4-day Design Challenge as part of Next Engineers: Engineering Academy.
On the 12 Feb the first group of inspiring young people met for the first time to begin their three-year, fully funded Academy program! Read all about how the experience is going so far.
Representation matters — especially when it comes to the people solving the world’s most urgent problems.
Forty-Seven Year 11 students have been officially selected to form the first cohort for the GE Foundation’s Next Engineers: Engineering Academy programme.
On the 7th December 2021 from 1.15-3pm, we delivered a Next Engineers Discovery workshop at Great Wyrley Academy in Walsall for a group of Year 9 students.
GE Next Engineers: Engineering Discovery has kicked off in Staffordshire, with our first 3 workshops at Haywood Academy in Stoke-On-Trent!
GE Announces Multi-Million Pound Investment to Create Diverse New Generation of UK Engineers.
An American multinational is spending two and a half million pounds to encourage 3,500 teenagers in Staffordshire to become engineers.