Posted on 23 May 2013
Siemens Education, developed by dbda, uses a series of real-time scenarios to give students a unique insight into some of the engineering and manufacturing challenges and opportunities in today’s world – from those facing product designers working in the car manufacturing industry, to developing sustainable water supplies in hostile environments and using wind farms to generate energy for modern cities.
Resources, initially aimed at ages 11-14, include a range of flexible schemes of work for teachers, a multi-media database and 3D gameplay. The education portal also has content to support parent’s understanding of the range and scope of employment opportunities in the engineering industry and provides access to a growing band of Siemens employee volunteers who will be on hand to support and share their experience and knowledge.
Juergen Maier, Siemens Industry MD said: “It remains vital that we all play our role in developing talent for the future to replace the ageing workforce in the manufacturing and industrial sectors. The only way to change perceptions of engineering and manufacturing is to target children as young as nine – and really explain how exciting working in this field is.”