An exhibition aimed at inspiring the next generation of engineers is to be held live this year for the first time since the Covid pandemic.
Bring It On, The Exhibition for Future Engineers in the North East and the Tees Valley – which sees school children from all parts of the region brought to Sunderland to learn about the wide range of engineering opportunities on offer locally – is to take place face to face for the fourth time in the autumn after two years of being held virtually.
Engineering companies from across the region and from all engineering sectors in the North East will showcase what they engineer and how they do it – and encourage young people to get involved.
In addition to the live event for more than 2,000 pupils, the exhibition will also be broadcast online to allow more students and their parents to take part. More than 100 schools have already signed up to the event. However, registrations are still open, both for schools and engineering companies who would like to exhibit.
Final year engineering students from local universities and colleges will also attend, after the schools have left, to meet engineering companies and connect with potential employers.
Bowman Bradley, co-founder of the event, said: “We are delighted to be back for the fourth live Bring It On showcase. The event has thrived on virtual offerings for the past two years, but there is no substitute for the live exhibition.
We will welcome at least 2,000 pupils from all parts of the North East and the Tees Valley to Educate them about the engineering that exists around them, to Inspire them to want to be part of it and to Inform them as to what they need to do to become so. In this way we expect to raise the aspirations of young people in the region and help to close the engineering skills gap.”
Bring It On will be held at the Beacon of Light Building in Sunderland on October 12th and 13th 2022.