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Limerick for Engineering Gears up for Second Showcase Success

Following on from the huge success of last year’s event, The Limerick for Engineering Showcase is returning to the South Court Hotel, Raheen on April 19th at 7pm-9pm. Secondary school students, parents, teachers and those interested in engineering as a career are invited to come and meet local companies and colleges to find out about the various engineering courses and careers that are available.

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Over 30 of the region’s leading edge companies along with educational institutions, Government, local agencies and Engineers Ireland have come together again to showcase engineering career opportunities in the Mid-West region. These fantastic opportunities already exist in the Mid-West and this is forecasted to grow considerably leading and a real requirement for engineers in the future.


One of the many companies behind the initiative is Analog Devices ,according to Denis Doyle, Vice-President and General Manager, Ireland Manufacturing Operations

“In 2015 we launched what turned out to be a very successful ‘Limerick for Engineering’ Showcase event and building on this success even more companies are involved this year. The list of companies participating is again impressive and highlights the considerable amount of high-end engineering activity and employment opportunities in the Mid-West region”


The Limerick for Engineering consortium is pooling its expertise and resources to ensure the Midwest is to the forefront in the promotion of and development of Engineering talent enabling the future growth of industry in the region.

“We see ongoing expansion of both Irish and foreign owned companies in the Mid-West, these firms will provide tremendous career opportunities for qualified people going forward. If you are considering a course in science or engineering, post Leaving Cert or as a mature student, this event is a great place to see the type of careers that are available and the courses that can get you on track”

- Barry O’Sullivan, Johnson & Johnson, Vision Care, and Mid-West Chair, American Chamber of Commerce.

This event also aims to address both current and future skill shortages given that Engineers Ireland has signalled an acute shortage of engineers in the future and anurgent need to promote careers in engineering amongst students entering third-level courses as demand outstrips supply”. Another concern is the continuing low representation of women in the engineering profession. Events like this can create an awareness of the exciting opportunities that are opened up by engineering, give students an opportunity to meet with female engineers and role models and encourage more girls to choose engineering as a career.

This is a FREE event designed to be fun and it will be packed with cutting edge demonstrations from companies and colleges with prizes galore to be won. The event takes place in the South Court Hotel, Limerick on Tuesday April 19th at 7pm. It is open to all but will be of particular interest to CAO students 2016, transition, 5th and 6th year Secondary school students, parents, guidance counsellors, technology teachers, and those interested in engineering as a career.

Lots of prizes on the night from iPads, iWatch's, Arduino Kits, Vouchers and more.. Register for this Free Event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1022502234486954/
Here is a glimpse of last years event...we hope to see you there!!! 



The Limerick for Engineering Team
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http://www.limerickforengineering.ie/
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