EDA welcomes young people participating in the Engineering Education Scheme

Today, the School of Engineering and Digital Arts, welcomes sixth form students from schools and colleages in Kent and South East London who are taking part in the Engineering Education Scheme.

The two day workshop is organised by the charity the Engineering Development Trust (EDT), which is the largest provider of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) enrichment activities for UK youth.

Since its inception in 1984, annually around 1500 students participate in the Engineering Education Scheme of which 30% are women. A further 89% of students go on to read engineering or associated science/IT/technical degrees with 97% of participating engineers considering the scheme to be relevant to their company’s needs.