ICE has launched an interactive, 360° website to show young people what being a civil engineer is all about.
ICE Inspire immerses visitors in a virtual environment that mimics the real world, where they can choose to view films in a virtual cinema, view civil engineering projects in a gallery, get age-specific, next-step advice in the careers area, and meet real ICE members throughout.
The website will also support the hundreds of school teams taking part in the inaugural ICE David Butler Competition, as competitors will be able to use it to research different areas of civil engineering to excel at the tasks, which include decision-making in the digital game and creating a development plan for their local area.
Seán Harris, ICE Director of Membership, said: “We’ve been planning the creation of exciting digital experiences in our Education and Inspiration programme for some time, but with the pandemic accelerating the need for engaging with young people online, we’re launching our new website ahead of schedule.
”We’ve added content which puts a human face on the industry and which we think they’ll enjoy exploring – either in the classroom or on their mobile phones.”
Harris said that future development of the site will include “even more immersive and interactive content”.
Can you help?
ICE would like members to share the new Inspire website with their contacts to help reach more future civil engineers.
The institution would also like to hear from individuals and companies who can offer civil engineering careers content to support the ICE Inspire website. The content could be anything from an interesting site tour video, a game or challenge that can be played online, or an offline programme the website to which Inspire can signpost.
Interested parties should contact [email protected] .