IET communities are groups of members who are passionate about science, engineering and technology and keen to share their knowledge and enthusiasm with others. Communities can be groups of members united by a common interest or area of expertise, like technical groups. They can also be groups of members who live or work close to each other, like geographical groups. However, the IET also supports communities that form for other reasons, for example, people who share the same career stage or perhaps groups that form around a specific task.
IET community members volunteer to deliver a range of activities designed to:
- Develop and share knowledge
- Provide professional development and networking opportunities for engineers
- Promote science, engineering and technology to the general public
- Encourage young people to enter the engineering professions
- Encourage membership and engagement with the IET, particularly among young professionals
Where are IET communities?
MyCommunity – your online community platform:
MyCommunity, the IET's new professional network and collaboration platform, enabling you to connect, interact and exchange knowledge with your peers.
You can now create an area within the IET’s MyCommunity online networking area and use MyCommunity to connect with other like-minded people from around the world, discuss shared interests, and can develop and share new material within online communities.
To join MyCommunity, click here
Other groups are focused on delivering specific outcomes in their local area; for example volunteers arrange and host a programme of physical events, workshops and visits. They apply for resources to help them to do this either on an event-by event basis, or by submitting a longer term plan. The role and activity of communities can also change with time or as their needs change.
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Why are communities important?
IET communities enable the IET to reach more people around the world than the staff team could ever hope to. The IET has thousands of active volunteers supported by fewer than 50 members of staff.
Many volunteers are working engineers and technicians with expertise and extensive professional networks, ideally placed to help the IET share and advance knowledge. IET volunteers are the IET’s ambassadors, helping to raise awareness of the Institution around the world.
IET communities are also instrumental in helping the IET to deliver its charitable remit - providing public benefit. The majority of all physical community activities are free to attend and are open to everyone, and many virtual community activities and discussions can be joined online.
If you would like to volunteer or if you have a question, please write to: