Bolstering interest in engineering

An agreement that aims to encourage the study of engineering in Portugal has been signed by the government and German multinational Siemens.

It aims to encourage students at various school levels to take an interest in engineering courses and thus help fill the Portuguese industry’s engineering void in the future.

This is part of a project entitled Engineering made in Portugal, which is supported by the ministers of education and the economy, Nuno Crato and Álvaro Santos Pereira respectively.

The initiative will also allow for better labour market integration, with student internships at Siemens Portugal a possibility.

As part of the project, technical schools and universities will have access to free software licensing and automation hardware solutions.