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Kirby proud to support Engineers Week 2017

  • March 3, 2017

    Saturday, March 4th marks the start of Engineers Week 2017.  Kirby is showing its support for the weeklong celebration of engineering in Ireland by sponsoring three shows taking place at Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design + Technology (IADT) on Thursday, March 9th.

    Over 300 post primary students from schools across Dublin are expected to attend the shows.  The show, A Rough Guide to Engineering, will explore the world of engineering and showcase the wide range of career opportunities available in engineering and related sectors.

    As well as sponsoring these shows, two of Kirby’s employees are visiting national schools in Dublin and Galway to share the wonder of engineering with the schoolchildren.  Sean Meagher is paying a visit to the 4th and 5th class students at St Michael’s College in Dublin while Sinead Joyce is visiting 1st, 4th and 6th class at Cregmore National School in Galway.

    This is the second year that Kirby has been involved in Engineers Week.  Last year, Kirby sponsored a number of events across Ireland which saw over 540 schoolchildren, ranging in ages from 7 to 16, attend and gain an insight into engineering.

    Kirby recognises the importance of celebrating engineering and promoting the diverse career opportunities available in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) to people of all ages but in particular to students.  Nurturing talent and promoting a career in engineering has been a part of the Kirby ethos for over 50 years with successful programmes such as the Kirby Graduate programme and the Kirby Apprenticeship programme.

    Taking place from 4th to 10th March 2017, Engineers Week encourages primary and post-primary students, their teachers and parents to explore the exciting world of engineering as well as highlighting the diverse career opportunities engineering offers.  Engineers Week is coordinated by Engineers Ireland’s STEPS programme, a strategic partner of Science Foundation Ireland.

    To learn more about Engineers Week, visit: http://www.engineersweek.ie/

    Kirby is taking part in a number of initiatives to support Engineers Week 2017