Engineers Ireland urges Leaving Cert Students to engineer their future on International Women in Eng

Engineers Ireland urges Leaving Cert Students to engineer their future on International Women in Engineering Day

22 June 2017 at 13:39
Engineers Ireland urges Leaving Cert Students to engineer their future on International Women in Engineering Day  
 
Friday, 23rd June marks International Women in Engineering Day
 
Students encouraged to select an accredited engineering course prior to CAO Change of Mind deadline
 
As the CAO Change of Mind deadline approaches and in advance of International Women in Engineering Day tomorrow, Friday 23rd June, Engineers Ireland has urged Leaving Cert students to engineer their future and consider a career in engineering.
 
Caroline Spillane, Director General of Engineers Ireland, said: “As we celebrate the achievements of women in engineering on International Women in Engineering Day, we must highlight the critical need for diversity within the profession. Our future engineers will help to shape a better Ireland – and all voices need to be heard.”  
 
On International Women in Engineering Day, Engineers Ireland’s STEPS programme will host a number of creative STEM workshops by the Gaiety School of Acting for primary school students in Engineers Ireland’s headquarters in Ballsbridge, Dublin.
 
Engineers Ireland will also launch a five part series of online videos which highlight the role of women in engineering. The videos, an initiative of the Thomond Region of Engineers Ireland, will tell the story of a female engineer and the challenges, excitement, satisfaction and variety of their professional engineering lives.
 
Encouraging more females to consider a career in engineering, Ms Spillane commented:
“As the economy recovers, critical skills shortages are emerging in the engineering and technology sectors. There is huge demand for engineers of all kinds, from civil to support the country’s critical infrastructure needs to mechanical, electrical and those specialising in chip design and process automation. There is also a need for a more diverse workforce and it has never been more important to inspire and encourage more people, especially women, to study engineering at third level and to choose a career in engineering”.
 
Students reviewing their CAO selection prior to the 1st July deadline are urged to check the Engineers Ireland database of accredited programmes, which cover levels 6, 7 and 8, to ensure their chosen engineering course meets the highest of international standards. Students can view Engineers Ireland’s list of accredited programmes by visiting: www.engineersireland.ie/membership
 
Watch the first in the series of Women in Engineering videos here: