International World Rugby Referee of the Year, Joy Neville launches Mid West Limerick for Engineering Showcase 2018.
Mid West Limerick for Engineering Showcase 2018 to take place on March 8
Already breaking down stereotypes on the sports field, International World Rugby Referee of the Year, Joy Neville, joined forces with Limerick for Engineering at the launch of its annual mid-west showcase, Mid West Limerick for Engineering Showcase 2018, on Monday, January 15, to encourage more young women into the field of engineering.
The Mid West Limerick for Engineering Showcase 2018 will take place on March 8, in Shannon Airport, and offers secondary school students, guidance counsellors, parents and teachers an opportunity to meet more than 30 mid-west companies (indigenous and multinational); view their most cutting-edge technologies, witness demonstrations by their full-time engineers and receive first-hand information about this exciting and ever developing career path.
Representatives from Limerick Institute of Technology, the University of Limerick, the Limerick Clare ETB will also be on hand to outline the various courses and routes that are available to students and provide information on interesting 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; the region’s education providers; and IDA and Enterprise Ireland.
Lending her support to Limerick for Engineering’s objectives, former rugby international and world-renowned referee Joy Neville said she was delighted to support an initiative that not only works to further develop a highly skilled and well-paid sector in the mid-west but also actively encourages young women into this exciting and lucrative career.
“Limerick for Engineering’s purpose is to increase the quantity and quality of engineering talent in the region while encouraging more women into the sector. There is no reason why women should not make up 50 percent of the engineering sector in Ireland, and this showcase opens up the various engineering career possibilities to all school leavers – male and female, their parents, and guidance councillors.
Speaking at the showcase’s launch in Analog Devices, Raheen Business Park, Limerick last evening, Paschal Meehan, Head of the Faculty of Applied Science, Engineering and Technology at LIT & Chairperson of Limerick for Engineering 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. These careers are in different disciplines and at many different levels and specialisms such as apprenticeships, technicians, engineers along with research and development,” he said.
Barry O’Sullivan, General Manager, Johnson & Johnson Vision & President of the American Chamber of Commerce Ireland added, “A career in engineering is a career in the mid-west.”
“There are 23,200 employed within the engineering sector in the region with an expected growth rate of 4,700 engineering jobs nationally through to 2020. The engineering profession is the second highest occupation growth rate, and we are keen to support that growth with a well-paid and skilled workforce,” he said.
“For anyone with an interest in engineering as a career, the Mid West Limerick for Engineering Showcase 2018 is an event not to be missed.”
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