Transition Year applications now open for Engineering Your Future
28 November 2018
More than 85% of students who took part in the 2018 programme said they were now more likely to consider engineering as a career choice
Applications are now open for Engineering Your Future (EYF), a week-long, hands-on programme designed to give Transition Year students a meaningful, practical insight into engineering at third level and as a career.
The annual Transition Year programme is supported by Engineers Ireland’s STEPS programme – funded by the SFI Discover Programme – and hosted by a number of third-level institutes throughout Ireland including: Cork IT, UCC, IT Carlow, Waterford Institute of Technology, IT Tralee, IT Tallaght, IT Blanchardstown, Maynooth University, GMIT, UCD, DCU and Dublin Institute of Technology.
Industry version of programme run by ESB in Dublin, Limerick and Sligo
There is also an industry version of the programme which is run by ESB in Dublin, Limerick and Sligo.
The programme is designed to introduce Transition Year students to the exciting and diverse world of engineering, and to help them gain an in-depth understanding of the diversity of engineering at third level and in industry.
During the programme, students will attend interactive talks and presentations; get hands-on experience with group-based activities; visit local industry and meet engineers at various stages in their careers.
Caroline Spillane, Engineers Ireland director general, said: “Engineers are involved in so many exciting and essential roles – they build cities, design medical devices, create entertainment products, maintain communications networks, and much much more.
‘Push the boundaries of innovation’
“Without the input of engineers, many great ideas would remain fixed in the imagination and never become a reality. I would urge Transition Year students to apply for a place on the Engineering Your Future programme and learn how they can push the boundaries of innovation with further study and a career in engineering.”
Survey insights revealed by Engineers Ireland and conducted by Behaviour & Attitudes have shown that 88% of parents of primary school pupils see engineering as offering students a rewarding career.
Transition Year students interested in the 2018 programme can log on to https://www.steps.ie/EYF.aspx to apply for a place on the EYF Programme in one of the many participating colleges nationwide.
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