Transition year applications now open for Engineering Your Future

Transition year applications now open for Engineering Your Future

20 February 2018 at 09:52
Applications are now 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 under Science Foundation Ireland’s Discover Programme Call – and hosted by a number of third-level institutes throughout Ireland including: Maynooth University; University College Dublin, Dublin Institute of Technology; Institute of Technology Tallaght; Institute of Technology Carlow; Cork Institute of Technology; Waterford Institute of Technology; and Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology. 
 
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 Transition 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 EYF programme and learn how they can push the boundaries of innovation with further study and a career in engineering.”
 
Engineering Your Future students are tracked over a number of years to monitor their educational and career journeys. 76% of students who took part in Engineering Your Future in 2013 are studying engineering or a STEM subject in their First Year in college this year. Over 80% of students who took part in the 2016 programme said they were now more likely to consider engineering as a career or college choice.
 
Transition Year students interested in the 2018 programme can log on to http://bit.ly/STEPSEYF to apply for a place on the EYF Programme in one of the many participating colleges nationwide. Applications will remain open until 4th March to coincide with the end of Engineers Week, a seven day programme of nationwide events celebrating the world of engineering in Ireland taking place from 24th Feb – 2nd March. 
 
To find out more about events taking place around the country or to register an event visit www.engineersweek.ie.