The Engineering Education Grant Scheme (EEGS) provides support for UK-based educational projects that increase engineering knowledge in young people.
Learn by Design is celebrating after receiving a grant from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).
Recipient project: L.E.A.D. Academy workshops delivered by Learn by Design
The Grant scheme
The Engineering Education Grant Scheme (EEGS), which is run by the Institution of Engineering and Technology and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, aims to engage young people aged 5-19 in learning about engineering and to develop the professional skills of those involved in supporting Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) learning and careers awareness. The EEGS also supports projects that improve wider engineering literacy.
Lauren Croll, Project Manager for Learn by Design – L.E.A.D. Academy programmes said: “We’re thrilled to have been awarded the grant. It will be used to facilitate STEM workshops as part of the L.E.A.D. Academy enrichment activities.”
Peter Finegold, Head of Education and Skills at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, said: “STEM workshops for schools is a fantastic example of the kind of projects the EEGS scheme aims to promote. The UK is facing a critical engineering skills shortage and showing young people how creative and exciting engineering can be is a key way of inspiring the engineers of tomorrow.”
David Lakin, Head of Education at the Institution of Engineering and Technology, said: “In order to tackle the engineering skills gap we need more graduates and apprentices to enter the profession, and this can only happen if more school-age children – girls as well as boys – are attracted to, and choose to study Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths subjects. The IET is investing considerable resource in EEGS to support vital projects like Science, Technology Engineering and maths workshops, which highlight the exciting, creative and rewarding world of engineering careers to young people.”
Looking to apply?
Organisations capable of developing and delivering UK-based educational activities are eligible to apply to the EEGS scheme.