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Year Of Engineering 2018

EDM number 997 in 2017-19, proposed by Jim Shannon on 27/02/2018.
Categorised under the topics of Schools and Science.

That this House notes in the Year of Engineering the published findings from a report by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers on how engineering is framed in secondary schools which shows that despite perceiving engineering as important, teachers, parents and pupils do not know what engineering entails; expresses concern that this subject, intrinsic to the UK's future economic success through the fourth industrial revolution, is rarely encountered in mainstream education; further notes how girls feel particularly poorly informed and do not see engineering as relevant to their own lives; calls for urgent action to be taken by the Department for Education and devolved education departments to set up a short-term working group of leading educationalists, employers and other stakeholders to review and report on innovative ways to better integrate engineering into young people's education; and calls on education departments to advocate school science, mathematics, design and technology curricula that better reflect the importance of the made world to modern society.

This motion has been signed by a total of 10 MPs.

Jim Shannon27/02/2018StrangfordDUPProposed
Paul Girvan27/02/2018South AntrimDUPSeconded
Jeffrey M Donaldson27/02/2018Lagan ValleyDUPSeconded
Gregory Campbell27/02/2018East LondonderryDUPSeconded
Gavin Robinson27/02/2018Belfast EastDUPSeconded
David Simpson27/02/2018Upper BannDUPSeconded
Peter Bottomley28/02/2018Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Kelvin Hopkins28/02/2018Luton NorthLabourSigned
Liz Saville Roberts28/02/2018Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSigned
David Crausby16/05/2018Bolton North EastLabourSigned

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