Weʼre raising £1,250 to To help young people get involved in engineering to promote engineering as a rewarding career.
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The Greenpower Education Trust’s objective is to advance education in the subjects of sustainable engineering and technology to young people.
Our mission is:
To change current views about engineering, presenting it as a fascinating, relevant and dynamic career choice for any young person.
To demonstrate the importance of engineering, and associated STEM subjects, to solve the problems faced by societies today particularly in the areas of sustainability.
To link education, industry and community through inspirational engineering projects.
To promote social inclusion through engaging with vulnerable and economically disadvantaged young people.
The vision and mission were realised from a study by Sussex Enterprise in 1998 looking at the needs of engineering companies in the region. This uncovered a worrying problem; an industry increasingly reliant on an aging work force with few young people coming into engineering to learn the skills and replace the workforce.
Further investigation revealed low levels of interest in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) amongst young people, within schools and within communities generally.
After an initial event to promote engineering run by Greenpower and Sussex Enterprise, publicity in the Daily Telegraph brought in requests from around the UK from teachers who wanted a similar project in their region.
Hence the Greenpower Education Trust created a number of practical, educational engineering challenges which fulfil our mission and encompass all of our values.
For our we would use your valued money to buy building supplies to help more youngsters to get involved in engineering.
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