2019’s Limerick for Engineering Showcase

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Cara Gupta, Alannah Keyes and Roisin Coakley from Laurel Hill Colaiste, Co. Limerick at the Limerick Institute of Technology for the 2019 Limerick for Engineering Showcase. Photo: Sean Curtin True Media
Cara Gupta, Alannah Keyes and Roisin Coakley from Laurel Hill Colaiste, Co. Limerick at the Limerick Institute of Technology for the 2019 Limerick for Engineering Showcase. Photo: Sean Curtin True Media

Now in its fifth year, the Limerick for Engineering Showcase will take place on Thursday March 7 from 5.30pm to 8.30pm at the Shannon Airport Departures Hall.

The free event, which is open to all, aims to encourage school leavers – with a particular focus on female students – to consider a rewarding, exciting career within the engineering sector. Brought to life by the Limerick for Engineering consortium, the showcase will feature interactive stands from almost 50 leading companies based in the Mid-West region, including Cook Medical, Johnson & Johnson, Roadbridge, Analog Devices and Ei Electronics.

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Industry professionals at the stands will share information on their roles and experiences working in the STEM sector. Third level students, apprentices, graduates and professionals will also engage with visitors, inviting them to partake in a variety of demonstrations that will allow them to momentarily experience a day in the life of an engineer.

  Speaking at the Inspire seminar at LIT, Paschal Meehan, chair of Limerick for Engineering made the point that “when it comes to employment opportunities, demand currently outweighs supply so we are hopeful that the event will inspire young students in search of an extremely well-paid and interesting career and bring STEM – and particularly Engineering – to the forefront of their minds.”

The event is an industry led collaboration between almost 50 leading companies in the Mid-West; the region’s education providers; IDA and Enterprise Ireland. Visit

www.limerickforengineering.ie for further information.