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An exhibition aimed at inspiring the next generation of engineers is to be held live again this year, for the first time since the Covid pandemic, on October 12th and 13th 2022 at the Beacon of Light Building in Sunderland.

Bring It On, The Exhibition for Future Engineers in the North East and the Tees Valley”, which sees young people from all parts of the region learning about the wide range of local engineering opportunities available, will take place face to face for the fourth time after two years of being held virtually.

More than 50 engineering companies from across the region, and from all engineering sectors in the North East and Tees Valley, will showcase what they engineer and how they do it – and encourage young people to get involved. More than 130 schools from all parts of our Region have have signed up to attend.

In addition to the live event for more than 2,000 pupils, the exhibition will also be broadcast online to allow more students, teachers and parents to take part. This broadcast will be delivered by Media and TV students from Stockton Riverside College.

Final year engineering students from local universities and colleges will also be there, after the schools have left on October 12th, to discover and meet local engineering companies.

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 once again welcome 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, help to close the engineering skills gap and contribute to the upskilling agenda.

As well as the pupils, we expect to welcome up to 200 teachers and this year, for the first time, we will host a small number of parents. Both are critical as influencers of our young people “

Editors’ Note:

Bring It On is a registered charity and does not charge companies or schools to take part in our events. We are financed by a wide range of organisations including charitable foundations, local authorities, engineering companies, Professional Engineering Institutions and Rotary Clubs.

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