There is always a demand from schools for more Imagineering Clubs. Where a teacher is not able to lead the Club, getting started will depend on finding volunteer tutors. This role may be shared between two or more people. It is an enjoyable and rewarding experience, putting something back, working with enthusiastic children - and you will be part of a growing network at the heart of the Imagineering Foundation. For younger engineers the experience is a recognised element in professional development.
(Download the Tutors leaflet below for the rewards of becoming a Tutor)
For Companies support employees working with Clubs is a visible contribution to the local community, as well as encouraging potential future engineers.
(Download the Corporate leaflet below for more on the benefits and rewards of supporting Imagineering)
The main qualification is an interest in helping children with practical tasks and the proper use of tools. Preferably tutors should have some engineering in their background.
All tutors need to submit a form for a police disclosure check. We can advise on how to go about this.
Induction sessions (about 1½ hours) are provided where possible for new tutors covering:
Engineering visits are strongly encouraged for Imagineering Clubs. They are an excellent way of giving the children in Imagineering Clubs an introduction to the real world of a modern engineering organisation and the roles of people in it.
The practical engineering tasks provided to capture the imagination of the young people visiting the 2005 Bath & West Imagineering Fair were nothing less than inspirational and clearly stimulated an interest in engineering in all its forms.