The School of Engineering at the University of Greenwich has commented on the need for more young people entering transport engineering.
Deborah Sims of the university’s School of Engineering expressed her opinion as she started her new role as president of the Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation (CIHT).
According to her, more must be done to encourage children and young people to think about careers in engineering, highway engineering and transport.
“To me, it is particularly important that girls and young women consider careers in highways and transport as they can be varied, exciting and interesting. To develop approaches that fully meet the needs of the people we serve, we need full representation in our industry from everyone in the community,” she says.
The theme for Sims’ presidential year is “Route to Professionalism”, during which the CIHT will highlight what it means to be a professional and the benefits of embracing continuous improvement and enhanced professional ethics.
Deborah will focus on supporting CIHT’s core business over the next few months which will see many new activities and initiatives emerge, including a call for more professionals to sign up as STEM ambassadors and increased support for CIHT members professional development.