What’s National Engineering Month?
It’s Canada’s biggest celebration of engineering. Over 500 events take place from coast to coast for young Canadians to learn about the exciting, fun and rewarding world of careers in engineering.
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There is nothing you can’t do and there are no heights you can’t reach, once you discover what engineering has to offer!
Engineering is more exciting than many think. It is truly all around us. When you drive across a bridge, fly a plane, use a computer or make a cell phone call, you experience the brilliant work of engineers. The results of their work can also be seen in satellites orbiting the Earth, on offshore oil rigs and in tall buildings rising from the world’s metropolitan cities. Canadians can work more efficiently, play more safely and enjoy life more fully, thanks to engineers.
Engineers shape our future with forward thinking designs, new technologies and breakthrough developments that haven’t been thought up yet. They prove, each and every day, that anything’s possible.
National Engineering Month is the biggest national celebration of engineering excellence, where volunteers in each province and territory host over 500 events that show Canadians how rewarding the career choice can really be. During the month of March, the profession strives to reach out to young Canadians to let them know what an exciting and fun career choice engineering really is. It is an opportunity for youth to learn about many disciplines of engineering, and allow them to see where their skill set and interests are best fitted. Since there are so many areas of engineering, it’s important for kids to understand the various things they can do as engineers so they can pick the discipline that truly motivates and excites them the most. Additionally, the month can teach youth what exactly is needed to excel in the profession.
National Engineering Month also gives students the opportunity to learn about the remarkable accomplishments Canada’s engineers have made over the years. Be sure to check out this site’s Great Canadian Engineering section to learn things like how engineering work pushes the boundaries of flight and contributes to amazing manmade structures, and the Engineers in Profile section to meet incredible engineers who have been conducting important work like allowing amputees to control their artificial limbs with ease and building earthquake resistant structures.
Parents, teachers, students, aspiring engineers and engineers themselves can get involved in exciting National Engineering Month volunteer opportunities. Learn more through this site’s Volunteer Opportunities section. Engineers who get involved can showcase the amazing work they do and Canada’s youth will discover that anything’s possible when it comes to engineering. There is certainly no other profession like it!
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