Tag: career guidance

Three men and a plane

There’s a time to stand back and admire what engineers can, and have, achieved.

Just recently I’ve been amazed at the skills, adaptability, tenacity, and enterprise that my friend Theo Wilford and his colleagues David and Rick Bremner have demonstrated over the past few  years.

From scratch the trio have built a perfect replica WW1 Bristol Scout reconnaissance aeroplane, no. 1264.

This is been undertaken not in some large hangar with a vast array of machinery to hand, but literally on garage benches and in back gardens with parts stashed behind the sofa when not being worked on. read more

Engineers must get Emotional

If engineering is serious about attracting more of the young, and women in particular, to the profession then it is missing a key factor… emotion!

Check the video to see why and how?

Barrie Weaver April 2016

Savvy teens know why maths & physics are key

Dozens of initiatives have sprung up recently to encourage the study of STEM subjects in schools.

I particularly like this video produced by one “YOUR LIFE” which in a humorous and engaging way tells teenagers about the true value of Maths and Physics.

Tougher subjects – but worth it.

To me however the big problem lies in the next step and it’s alluded to in this video.

The big decision is what career?

You can use titles like architect, aeronautical engineer, surveyor etc. but as a teenager they are way outside your experiences. Letting teenagers know about the opportunities  our society now offers is the great challenge in career guidance. read more