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Bring it On returns to the Beacon of Light

Bring it On, a big celebration of engineering in the North East, returns for the third year in a row.

This event is a collaboration of national and regional businesses who are helping to close the skills gap for engineering by allowing young people to experience real hands-on activities.

Bring It On North East will take place on 9th and 10th October at the Beacon of Light in Sunderland, bringing together education and industry.

The event is a winning combination of exciting interactive workshops and exhibits, careers information and a live show, welcoming over 80 businesses and 2,500 pupils from across the region through the doors of Sunderland’s most innovative sports and education facility.

Bring It On is the only event of its kind in the North East aiming to provide a grand arena for schools and industry to engage with each other, collaborate and build a passionate community feel around Engineering and the fantastic career opportunities it offers. Carol Harrison, Bring It On Project Manager said:

“Bring It On has established itself as the unique opportunity in the North East for both local children to interact and learn from real-life engineering professionals, and businesses to showcase the very best of their services and to inspire the engineers of tomorrow.

“The post event questionnaire results from last year’s event indicated that Bring it On had a  positive impact on increasing students’ knowledge and perceptions. 154% noted an increase in their knowledge and understanding about what people working in Engineering do.

“I’d implore anyone who has yet to experience this event to get in touch!”

In addition to the main exhibition, which will exclusively feature North East Engineering companies, Bring It On will host the North East Regional Heat of the ‘Big Bang’ a national competition which aims, amongst other things, to build transferable skills by providing opportunities to take part in project-based activity.

If you would like to find out more about the two-day innovative exhibition visit