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A successful week with tomorrow’s engineers

Encouraging able new entrants, and particularly young people, into healthcare engineering and estates management, and wider STEM roles, is an ongoing priority for IHEEM, and one of the key strategic goals for CEO, Pete Sellars.

In late January, IHEEM Project Support Officer, Monira Kaouech, the Institute’s STEM Ambassador, spent a week holding workshops and presentations in schools and colleges in North-East England, working with professionals already in the field, to give young people a flavour of a career in healthcare engineering and estate management, the associated construction supply chain, and wider engineering. As HEJ editor, Jonathan Baillie, discovered from her during a subsequent discussion, postevent questionnaires showed participant engagement levels of up to 97 per cent.

Monira Kaouech signed up as a STEM Ambassador early in 2019, and has since co-ordinated and staged a number of similar workshops, which she has much enjoyed being involved in. She explained, before going on to tell me more about late January’s successful ‘Collaboration, Diversity, and STEM Week’ in North-East England: “Since becoming a STEM Ambassador, I have held eight or nine worksho

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