UK Electronics Skills Foundation
We love the UKESF and all the great work it does to encourage engineering as a career choice, including its efforts to reach out to girls and women so thought we would share their latest schools project and promotional video. (We would suggest turning off the sound for the video – that may just be personal taste though).
For those that haven’t heard of the UKESF….
In the UK, the Electronics sector is big, valuable and growing; however, the demand for capable, employable graduates is currently outstripping supply. We are an educational charity, launched in 2010, with both public and private seed-corn funding. We operate collaboratively with major companies, leading universities and other organisations to tackle the skills shortage in the Electronics sector.
Make a real difference: help promote Electronics in schools by supporting our “Electronics Everywhere” project – click HERE to find out how.
Explore the UK Electronics industry with the UKESF Infographic.
We also spotted this great piece on Emily on the BBC – thanks Kathryn for highlighting it!
Emily Smithson, from Bristol, said the importance of playgrounds for children and parents had been underlined during the Covid-19 pandemic. She said she was frustrated no list of local play sites existed. Ms Smithson, 42, spent two years learning programming skills to design the free interactive app and game, which features play areas in her city. Playgrounds across England closed in March as part of the first wave of restrictions imposed to tackle the spread of the coronavirus in March.
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