Sharing the Joy of an engineering career at big Limerick showcase

Paschal Meehan, LIT, Philip Corby of Analog Devices and Joy Neville, world rugby referee of the year at the launch of the Mid-West Limerick for Engineering Showcase 2018

Paschal Meehan, LIT, Philip Corby of Analog Devices and Joy Neville, world rugby referee of the year at the launch of the Mid-West Limerick for Engineering Showcase 2018

SOME of the region’s top employers will be on hand to speak to students about considering a future in engineering at an upcoming showcase.

The Mid-West Limerick for Engineering Showcase 2018 takes place at Shannon Airport on March 1 and will offer secondary school students, guidance counsellors, parents and teachers an opportunity to meet more than 30 companies in the region to talk about a future in a highly skilled, well paid engineering career in the region.

Representatives from both indigenous and multi-national companies will be on hand to meet students and view their most cutting edge technologies, witness demonstrations by their full time engineers and receive first hand information about an exciting and ever developing career path.

Staff from LIT, UL and Limerick-Clare Education and Training Board will also be on hand to outline the various courses and routes that are available to students and provide information on engineering careers in the Mid-West.

In its fourth year, the free showcase is the brainchild of the Limerick for Engineering consortium - an industry led collaboration between 30 leading companies in the Mid-West along with education providers, the IDA and Enterprise Ireland.

World renowned referee Joy Neville is supporting the initiative, particularly one that is actively encouraging young women to consider an engineering career.

“There is no reason why women should not make up 50 per cent of the engineering sector in Ireland and showcase opens up the various engineering career possibilities to all school leavers, male and female, their parents, and guidance councillors,” she said.

Paschal Meehan, head of the engineering faculty at LIT and chairperson of Limerick for Engineering said the showcase had one simple message: “Engineering is for everybody.”

“The recent significant success in delivering jobs to the region means that never before has there been such a wide range of new and exciting careers available in engineering,” he said.

See www.limerickforengineering.ie for more details.