Keep smiling and stay safe.

No one doubts we are in the midst of some Strange Times and that it is more important than ever to communicate.

Our first dial in meeting tonight was a very positive and forward thinking one with the key message to make best use of any spare time (some) people find themselves with.  

I would like us all to find ways we ‘can’ do things instead of focusing on what we cannot.  

With that in mind plans are afoot to develop this website to leave a meaningful legacy and help those with time on their hands be constructive.

Let’s work together to find ways to stay productive and remember positivity is catching.

British Science Week

A visit to Prior Mill Church of England Primary School helped the whole children assembly understand the breadth of our planet, diversity in engineering and what bio diversity means.

The activities to build whatever the children wanted saw us have a very diverse selection of which my favourite was the Transporter Bridge

Chairs call for Volunteers

Our Committee’s and Subgroups are always on the lookout for volunteers to help support our activities.

If you are able to give your time or resources then please get in touch, we would be
delighted to hear from you.

Volunteering is good for your professional development and it makes you feel great as you can really see the difference you make.

Engineers from all sectors are welcome to join us on the Council.

Another great way of getting involved is becoming a STEM Ambassador (https://www.stem.org.uk/stem-ambassadors) and then can volunteer to help out at the events organised by Engineering Together and others.

Feel free to get in touch http://engineeringtogether.com/contact-us/

Paula

Happy New Decade

As we near the end of 2019 I wish you all a Happy New Year.

This year has seen some great progress made by our group and 2020 is set to be even more active.

We shall see an engaging 2020 where we will see even more STEM events in schools and for the public.

TOGETHER we can do great things in the Tees Valley.

Paula

Helping CITB focus on skills in the Tees Valley

Great to be contributing to interactive and engaging collaboration with the CITB, employers, education providers and stakeholders today in Middlesbrough.

We all are working together to get more people reach their potential and bridge the construction skills gap.

Pleased to see tangible actions agreed to help us all.

Together we can make a difference to get people working in good jobs in the construction industry.

Truly Engineering Together 🙂

November activity overview

We had lots of activities in the last month from many of our Council Members in the Tees Valley.

  • Paula and Jackie were pleased to be asked to be on the Monster panel and reported it was a great event.
  • Andy reported that www.engineeringtogether.com was up and running with an agreed framework and message across all social media platforms. Huge thanks to MAA Digital for temporality hosting the web pages.
  • IHEEM STEM week planning well underway and it is looking to be a good week.
  • Our informal diversity get together also planned for January.
  • The RSA Women of Achievement at MIMA was publicised with help from a Radio Zetland interview by Paul I, Jackie and Jo making this event truly inclusive and wide reaching.

Moira from Engineering UK also gave us overview of NECoPE Tyneside group which everyone found interesting including outcomes from Bring It On which is a flagship event in the North East.

Welcome EngineeringTogether.com

Welcome

Welcome to our new website brought to you by Engineering Together and kindly facilitated by MAA Digital (www.maadigital.co.uk).

Thanks MAA Digital

For now it is a work in progress which we will over the coming weeks and months build upon. Working TOGETHER we can make a real difference. In the long term this website will help navigate through the plethora of STEM and engineering organisations and enable everyone to find resources.

Ideas and comments on this webpage are most welcome.

Paula, Chair.

Getting Career Ready

Career Ready (https://careerready.org.uk/) are a charity who aim to improve social mobility by taking encouraging students from disadvantaged backgrounds to go to university.

The remit includes a wide selection of resourced activities which you support on the ground. Career Ready works with TVCA career hub mostly in 23 of the 64 Tees Valley schools and also 4 Further Education (FE) colleges.

We have lots of overlaps and have shared contacts to increase our effectiveness by working more closely together.

Computer Science Championed

We were delighted that Monster Confidence were confirmed as visiting the Tees Valley (https://monsterconfidence.co.uk/).

Computer Science & Software Engineering Sub Group were welcomed

Role – Act as point of contact for Software Engineering / Computer Science contacts and information.

Champion – Andrew Simpson, BCS The Chartered Institute for IT