The Engineers Ireland STEPS programme has called for engineering professionals, organisations and role models to adopt a local school to provide real-world opportunities for students to engage with Ireland’s engineering community.
STEPS are here to support you along your journey to planning your activity. This page contains all the information that you need to get involved with STEPS Engineers Week 2022.
There are four steps to getting involved in STEPS Engineers Week.
This webinar informs organisers about how to get involved in STEPS Engineers Week 2022. The session will be 1 hour long with ample time for Q&A at the end, should you have any questions. Register for the webinar here.
Further training and webinars will be taking place in January 2022, with registrations opening in Winter 2021. Sign up to the STEPS mailing list to hear when training booking goes live.
STEPS Engineers Week activities should show off what engineering is to young people. This is the only requirement from STEPS – otherwise the sky is the limit!
Do you need any activity idea? STEPS has collated a list of activities that you might like to carry out. These can be found below. If you have another engineering activity in mind, that’s great! Please do feel free to go ahead with your own activity. You can carry out the same activity each year, you are under no obligation from STEPS to come up with something new each year.
The Engineers Ireland STEPS programme is calling on engineering professionals, organisations and role models to adopt a local school to provide real-world opportunities for students to engage with Ireland’s engineering community. Your visit may be in-school, in-house, or online. STEPS urges you to host at least one activity, such as a classroom visit.
Tips for finding a school to adopt:
Due to ongoing Covid-19 restrictions, it is best to check in with the school to see the most up to date visitor policies, and then work with the school on what activities are possible.
The STEPS team are thrilled to partner with As Creatives on a number of new supports for engineering professionals for STEPS Engineers Week 2022. The Adopt a School Toolkit: A Guide for Engineering Professionals support organisers of in-house, in-school, and digital visits. All the information you need to get organising a visit is conveniently located in one easy document.
STEPS are also partnering with As Creatives for online training workshops designed specifically for engineering professionals who are getting involved in STEPS Engineers Week 2022.
Sign up to the STEPS mailing list to hear when these resources and training booking goes live.
STEPS encourages you to help your adopted school carry out more than one digital activity for STEPS Engineers Week. STEPS has curated a number of activity ideas for both primary and secondary level.
Please visit the below pages to find out more about these:
STEAM Education develops and facilitates early
intervention engineering programmes, matched to your company’s activity and
staff, which support children and teachers in upper primary school to practice
and love engineering!
According to STEAM MD Dr. Alice D’Arcy “Our
favourite (and the school favourite) programmes involve real life inspirational
STEM professionals from your companies in the classrooms! However while we wait
for vaccines and restrictions to lift you can avail of our virtual engagement
programmes or simply
Gift an Engineering Teacher-led box to a school near you.. the easy way to support
STEM future skills development from as little as €500 until we can all get back
in the classrooms!
Read more about STEAM and what early intervention with primary schools can do
for your company here:
Registrations will go live in the coming months.
Register your activity for these five key benefits, only available to STEPS Engineers Week 2022 Registered Activity Organisers:
1. Receive access to the exclusive STEPS Engineers Week Digital Goodie Bag to share with your students
2. Receive access an exclusive STEPS Engineers Week 2022 Digital Promotional Pack to help promote your activities
3. Potential to be included in regional press releases and photographer
4. Increase the pool of skilled workers in Ireland by combining efforts with industry nationwide, raising the profile of engineering opportunities available among young people
5. Help STEPS to carry out an impact analysis that we can use to help influence policy, decision making and apply for funding
Now is the time to shout about your STEPS Engineers Week Activity and communicate your success! Share an update of the activity with your network. Write a blog post for your website, create a video, update social media, circulate an internal email - all to showcase your involvement in STEPS Engineers Week.
Make sure to tag us and use our special hashtag #STEPSEngineersWeek and tag us:
Registered activity organisers will receive a Digital Promotional Pack to help promote your activities. The pack includes:
As an activity organiser it is critical for you and your students to evaluate your STEPS Engineers Week experiences, so we can analyse the positive impact of all your hard work. You can do this via our online evaluation or via a printable evaluation sheet.
STEPS will email this to all registered activity organisers in the lead up to STEPS Engineers Week 2022.