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National Railway Museum tackles STEM skills shortage

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The National Railway Museum (NRM) will once again host the Future Engineers event to encourage youngsters into a career in engineering.

Supported by the likes of Angel Trains, Eversholt Rail and Porterbrook, Future Engineers is NRM’s biggest annual event bringing together more than 90 rail industry figures and engineers from all over the country to give young people an idea of what the career involves. Last year around 30,000 visited the museum for the event.

The UK workforce faces a shortage of skills in science, technology, engineering and mathematics and NRM said this programme has been developed to help address this issue.

NRM’s head of learning and events Lynne Minett said, ‘Teachers, parents and children will enjoy learning about today’s railways and finding out how engineers are using technology to push the boundaries of what’s possible in tunnels, track and train design.

‘This programme is designed to be great fun but also to help inspire young people to develop an interest in engineering and to hopefully inspire the next generation of railway engineers.’

NRM’s Future Engineers event will take place between October 21 and November 5.

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