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IMechE: Do more to get teenagers into engineering

London – Wholesale change is needed in the way engineering is promoted in schools to reach out to different student groups, the London-based Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) has warned.

In a new report ‘Five Tribes: Personalising Engineering Education, the IMecE  has called for new thinking on this issue by government, teachers, industry and science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) organisations.

“Whatever we have been doing isn’t working,” said Peter Finegold, head of education and skills at the IMechE, noting that the UK is struggling with a dramatic shortfall of engineers.

In 2010,…

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