Kate Lehane nominated for a Volunteer Ireland Award
06 November 2017
Kate Lehane Chartered Engineer, Chair of the Cork Region
Kate Lehane Chartered Engineer, has been nominated for a Volunteer Ireland Campaigning and Awareness Raising Award. As a volunteer with the STEPS programme, Kate is asked to take part in two school visits or activities throughout the school year. She not only takes part in that activity plus more, she arranges training sessions with Engineers Ireland to get more volunteers involved in the entire STEPS programme, she organises family events for parents and children because parents are huge influencers on their children, she has arranged for other volunteers to visit libraries all over Cork. She has introduced STEPS to partners in Cork who can assist the programme’s mission which has a very limited budget.
According to STEPS Executive Roseanne O’Leary, who nominated her “She ensures that the next generation of dreamers who will shape our future have access to a role model whether it is herself or another engineer. The joy of engineering the future belongs to the young and she puts herself out there front and centre as a role model to them and I couldn’t think of anyone who would do a better job.”
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