There are many countries who celebrate their own engineering week at various times of the year, but DiscoverE launched the first annual “Global Day of the Engineer” in 2016. The goal of the day was to collectively recognize engineers worldwide. Then in 2020, UNESCO and WFEO partnered with DiscoverE and this global celebration was rebranded to World Engineering Day.
World Engineering Day is now celebrated internationally across the globe. The focus of World Engineering Day is to promote engineering as a career and shed light on how engineering has the ability to change the world for the better. It is an opportunity to increase awareness of the great contributions engineers have and continue to make to society. This day is also a platform for engineers to engage with the government, and industry at large, to ask people in positions of power to champion solutions and best practices for sustainable development.
“World Engineering Day is an opportunity to celebrate engineering and its vital role in delivering sustainable developments worldwide, and champion the next generation of innovators”
-Professor Gong Ke, President of the World Federation of Engineering Organizations. (WFEO)
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