Looking forward to the next academic year with The Inspirational Learning Group and Next Engineers

September is a busy month for everyone included in education in the United Kingdom.  From schools starting their academic year’s and students and teachers returning from the 6 week holidays, the month of September signals the start of a fresh new year and it’s no different for the team at The Inspirational Learning Group!

Following on from a packed summer with summer school provisions across the country and of course, hosting 200 aspiring young engineers as part of Staffordshire’s Next Engineers: Engineering Experience, TILG are now preparing for their busiest year to date which includes investing in Staffordshire’s young people – the future engineers who will drive the change the world needs, in collaboration with Next Engineers.

But what can teachers and students expect from TILG’s first full academic year working with Next Engineers, read on to find out more …

Engineering Academy

Calling all Year 11 students in Staffordshire! Do you thrive during STEM subjects at school?  Would you like the opportunity to develop foundational skills to assist in preparing you for higher education and ultimately an engineering based career? 

The Engineering Academy enables aspiring engineers to learn engineering skills, preparing them for further education at university or training through an apprenticeship programme.  This transformative learning experience is held outside of school hours and over 3 years, students participate in a series of immersive design challenges, career coaching and educational workshops to equip themselves with the skills required for a career within engineering.

Our next cohort for Engineering Academy will start in January 2024 and will run during selected weekends and school holidays at Staffordshire University (proposed schedule here). 

Applications are now open and will close on Friday 3rd November!  

The TILG team are also delivering information assemblies with Staffordshire Schools between now and the application deadline …

Teachers, do not miss this opportunity for your Year 11 students to learn more about the Engineering Academy – contact our team directly at nextengineers@tilg.co.uk to learn more and book your own assembly led by our team.

Engineering Discovery

Teachers, it’s never too early for students to consider their future world of work and our Engineering Discovery sessions aimed at Year 9 students, are the perfect opportunity for students to explore and build awareness around careers in engineering.  These bite size sessions delivered at your school are creative, engaging and provide your students with hands-on activities led by our wonderful engineering facilitators.  

School engagement for this project will commence shortly, however why not contact our team at nextengineers@tilg.co.uk to discover more about this amazing opportunity for your Year 9 students!

Engineering Camp

We couldn’t talk about all of the wonderful opportunities open to Staffordshire based students without mentioning the Engineering Camp which will run again next summer following amazing feedback from this summer’s participants and parents!  

The camp ran across a fortnight, with two cohorts of 100 students each week participating in design challenges inspired by real-world scenarios and immersing themselves into the world of engineering!  From field trips to General Electric sites and Staffordshire University, to building fully-functioning hydraulic arms and a weekly showcase event, the Engineering Camp was a tremendous success and our team cannot wait to offer this opportunity to aspiring engineers in Years 9 and 10 in Staffordshire schools. 

Don’t forget to keep your eyes peeled on our social media channels for more information regarding next summer’s camp as we release further details and information in early 2024!

Phew … it’s going to be a busy academic year for the TILG team and all of our engineering students!  The Inspirational Learning Group is changing the way that young people are educated about their future and is delighted to be working with Next Engineers to bring such opportunities to the young people in Staffordshire.

To contact our team regarding any of the opportunities detailed above, please email nextengineers@tilg.co.uk or call 01785 550160.

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