Determine future roles and skills requirements of engineers to enhance the sustainable development of society.
Investigate the values and motivations of young people, students and adult learners to determine how this influences their future career choices and use this knowledge to make a career in engineering more attractive to all young people.
Develop new and innovative teaching and learning practices to respond to these findings.
What is A-STEP 2030?
A-STEP 2030 (Attracting diverSe Talent to the Engineering Professions of 2030) is a project that was created from the partnership of four different European HEIs all involved in Engineering Education Research, Universum – experts in research relating to student motivations and career choices, European Society for Engineering Education (SEFI) and Board of European Students of Technology (BEST) which represents HEI students in STEM. This project is supported by Erasmus+ program.
Why A-STEP 2030?
Society needs engineers who are adequately trained with the knowledge and skills to provide a secure, sustainable and successful Europe. But too many young people reject engineering degree studies because they are considered intellectually challenging and difficult to attain. In order to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals engineers must and will have a crucial role. So A-STEP 2030 is here to give us an answer on: How do we increase the attractiveness of both profession and the engineering educational expirience to encourage young people to be enthusiastic about an engineering career?