TY students – apply soon for Engineering Your Future 2018
Applications will open in late January for Engineering Your Future, a
week-long, hands-on programme designed to introduce TY students to the
exciting and diverse world of engineering.
The annual Transition Year programme is supported by Engineers Ireland’s STEPS programme – a strategic partner of Science Foundation Ireland’s (SFI) Smart Futures initiative – and will be hosted by a number of third-level institutes around Ireland in April/May: DIT, UCD, IT Tallaght and IADT in Dublin; CIT in Cork; IT Carlow; Waterford IT; and IT Sligo.
The programme is designed to give TY students an in-depth
understanding of the diversity of engineering at third level and in
industry. During the week, students attend interactive talks and
presentations; get hands-on experience with group-based activities;
visit local industry and meet engineers at various stages in their
Participation is limited to between 20 and 40 students at each
location. Successful applicants are selected based on a number of
factors, including Junior Certificate maths and science results and
reasons for seeking a place on the programme. There is a small fee for
participating in the programme. (Fees are waived for students from DEIS
Sign up for the Engineering Your Future newsletter now on the STEPS website to receive notification when the programme opens for applications.
- Passwords – always ensure that your internet connection is secured with a password to stop others from accessing your wireless network.
- Parental Controls – these can be set on your child’s computer, smartphone, tablet, and games consoles to ensure your child doesn’t have access to inappropriate or illegal content.
- Antivirus – make sure you have the latest antivirus installed on any of your child’s devices. Antiviruses aren’t just limited to computers.
- Update – ensure that any device your child is using is up-to-date; operating system’s on computers, smartphones, tablets, and other devices should always be on the latest version.
- Advice – don’t be afraid to seek advice. There are many outlets and forums available for parents to ask questions. Reassure your child that they can talk to you and seek advice if they need to.