Transition Year Applications Open for Engineering Your Future

Transition Year Applications Open for Engineering Your Future

28 November 2018 at 16:19
 
  • Applications open for Transition Year students to apply for Engineering Your Future 2019 programme 
  • Survey insights revealed by Engineers Ireland and conducted by Behaviour & Attitudes have shown that 80% of parents of secondary school pupils see engineering as offering students a rewarding career
  • Over 85% of students who took part in the 2018 programme said they were now more likely to consider engineering as a career choice
  • 83% of students who took part in Engineering Your Future in 2016 are studying a STEM subject in their First Year in college this year
Applications are currently open for Engineering Your Future (EYF), a week-long, hands-on programme 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 hosted by a number of third-level institutes throughout Ireland, including: Cork IT, UCC, IT Carlow, Waterford Institute of Technology, IT Tralee, IT Tallaght, IT Blanchardstown, Maynooth University, GMIT, UCD, DCU and Dublin Institute of Technology. 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 in-depth 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.
 
Commenting on the Transitition Year Programme, Caroline Spillane, Engineers Ireland Director General, said: “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. 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 Engineering Your Future programme and learn how they can push the boundaries of innovation with further study and a career in engineering.”
 
Transition Year students interested in the 2018 programme can log on to https://www.steps.ie/EYF.aspx to apply for a place on the EYF Programme in one of the many participating colleges nationwide.
 
Applications will remain open until 14 December 2018.
 
For futher information, email: steps@engineersireland.ie 
 
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Notes to the Editor:
Survey insights revealed by Engineers Ireland and conducted by Behaviour & Attitudes have shown that 88% of parents of primary school pupils see engineering as offering students a rewarding career.
 
Engineering Your Future Success Rate:
 
After taking part in Engineering Your Future 2018:
  • 90% of students said the programme met or exceeded their expectations 
  • 93% would recommend EYF to a friend
  • 85% said they were now more likely to consider engineering as a career choice
 
About Engineers Ireland STEPS programme:
 
STEPS seeks to promotes interest and awareness in engineering as a future career to school students. The programme is managed by Engineers Ireland and supported by Science Foundation Ireland, the Department of Education and Skills, and a number of major engineering employers: Arup, ESB, and TII