Engineers Week 2019 kicks off this Saturday March 2nd and boasts another jam packed programme for primary and secondary students nationwide. Engineer’s Week, is a week long festival of events to celebrate the world of engineering in Ireland. From spaceships to ice skates, bubbles in chocolate bars, to life-saving medical treatments, engineering permeates every part of our lives. However, not enough young people think of it as a possible future career for them and as a result the industry is struggling to recruit. This annual showcase is to raise awareness of what engineers do and, the possible career paths young people can take and most importantly the positive difference engineering can make to our future, that of the planet and everything else in between.
What are the aims of Engineers Week?
- To encourage young people, their teachers and parents to explore the fun world of engineering.
- To generate interest and enthusiasm for engineering in their everyday lives.
- To inspire young people to explore engineering career paths.
- To highlight the diverse opportunities engineering offers.
How to get involved?
Just visit the Get involved link on engineersweek.ie and choose either Primary Schools or Secondary Schools for a plethora of challenges, hands-on activities, quizzes, suggested events and much more, relevant to your students. A great place to start is the 2019 Events Page where you can see what’s on in your area and get details on how to book. Primary teachers can also download the 2019 Challenge Pack (PDF), with lots of ideas for fun challenges that create a positive awareness and spark enthusiasm about the engineering profession.
Engineers Week 2019 runs from this Saturday March 2nd – March 8th, is coordinated by the Engineers Ireland STEPS programme and supported by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), The Department of Education and Skills and a number of major engineering employers.