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One thousand seven hundred people descend upon Shannon Airport for Explore Engineering Showcase

The Explore Engineering ‘Showcase’ event took place at the Departures Hall, Shannon Airport, Co.Clare on Thursday 2nd of March.

One thousand seven hundred people interacted and experienced engineering as a career option.  They viewed the many education, training and apprenticeship routes that are currently on offer in the Engineering sector. 

Over 60 engineering companies came together to showcase their leading-edge technology and provided a unique experience for students, teachers, parents, career changers and engineering enthusiasts interested in the industry to gain an insight into the various career paths in engineering. 

Mary Considine, Chief Executive Officer of The Shannon Airport Group, said it was great to run the showcase again in the Departures Hall in Shannon Airport. This is the first time the showcase has returned to the Airport since 2019. This is an exciting showcase to promote careers in engineering in the region.

Prof. Ann Ledwith, UL, Chairperson of Explore Engineering, commented that the showcase enabled visitors to interact with the many different companies and education providers.  She noted that the interactive nature of the engineering showcase enabled all those interested to get a taste of engineering, to view robotics, autonomous vehicles, civil and environmental engineering, among others.

Visitors to the showcase got the opportunity to meet and hear from engineers working in their diverse roles and see and experience the amazing array of career opportunities within the mid-west region.

Eimear Brophy, Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board, commented on the many pathways to a career in engineering, which include the apprenticeship route.  She noted that many girls also visited the showcase this year, which is part of the plan to encourage young women into apprenticeship and engineering roles.  Engineering is for everybody.

The showcase continues to be an annual event and demonstrates the collaboration between industry and education providers in providing information on career paths.

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