In­sight into life in en­gi­neer­ing at ITT

The Kerryman (South Kerry Edition) - - NEWS -

AP­PLI­CA­TIONS are cur­rently open for ‘En­gi­neer­ing Your Fu­ture’ (EYF) at IT Tralee.

The four-day hands-on ini­tia­tive will take place on cam­pus from May 7 to 10, 2019, and has been 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 sup­ported by in­dus­try lead­ers, ESB, TII and Arup – and is hosted by a num­ber of third-level in­sti­tutes through­out Ire­land. An in­dus­try ver­sion of the pro­gramme is also 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 in­depth 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.

“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,” said En­gi­neers Ire­land Di­rec­tor Gen­eral Caro­line Spil­lane.

“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 EYF pro­gramme and learn how they can push the bound­aries of in­no­va­tion with fur­ther study and a ca­reer in en­gi­neer­ing,” Ms Spil­lane told The Ker­ry­man.

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