The Engineering Profession

Have you ever thought about introducing engineering to your students?

Engineering is one of the most magnificent professions there is. Yet, it continues to be misunderstood by adults and young people alike. Is this because of its 46 different fields or its extreme versatility?

No matter what the reason is, this is the perfect time to introduce the profession to students, because there is an engineer’s expertise behind everything we see.

Our engineers will come to you!

Thanks to enthusiastic volunteer engineers, our activities are the perfect way to introduce the engineering profession to students at secondary schools and CEGEPs in Quebec.

A real engineer talks about the profession

An educator who talks about the profession is good. But a real engineer who talks about the profession is better!

Our volunteer engineers serve as inspiring examples and ambassadors of the profession. They bring engineering to life by talking about their daily work and offer to do an activity with students in the classroom so that they can try it out for themselves.

Engineers who are skilled communicators

Piquing curiosity. Expanding the range of possibilities. This is what our engineers try to do when talking to your students. In addition, they make connections between your students’ fields of interest and the exciting and rewarding profession of engineering.

A full and varied range of activities

The quality activities that we offer cover every aspect of the profession and are led by fully trained volunteer engineers.

What if you have a future engineer in your class or school… and don’t know it?

Explaining engineering

We offer a number of free activities that explore the multiple facets of the profession.

Refer to the icons above each activity to know their target audience and format.

Secondary school students

CEGEP students

In-person activity

Virtual activity

AN HOUR OF ENGINEERING

Discover the profession

SHOW YOUR INNER ENGINEER

Try out the profession

INFO-ENGINEERING STAND

Learn about the profession

LET’S TALK ENGINEERING

Become an engineer

BIG-TIME ENGINEERING

Learn little-known facts about the profession

ENGINEERING BEHIND THE SCENES

Visit a workplace

JUDGE FOR A SCIENCE COMPETITION

Ask an engineer to assist with a competition

HELLO-ENGINEERING

Receive assistance for your project

MENTORSHIP

Have questions? Need information about one or more of the activities in our engineering outreach program? Write to us at promotion.profession@oiq.qc.ca.

Thank you for helping us promote the engineering profession to young people.