Engineering Leaders in Shannon Gear up for Second Showcase Success

Following on from the huge success of last year’s Limerick for Engineering Showcase, the event is returning to the South Court Hotel, Raheen on April 19th from 7pm-9pm.

Shannon Chamber would encourage members to support this initiative by sharing the event details with employees.

This event aims to address both current and future engineering skill shortages by promoting engineering as a career choice.

Secondary school students, parents, teachers and those interested in engineering as a career are invited to to along and meet local companies and colleges to find out about the various engineering courses and careers that are available.

The list of companies participating is impressive and highlights the considerable amount of high-end engineering activity and employment opportunities in the Mid-West region.

Leading edge Shannon based businesses are well represented with Molex, Zimmer Biomet, Modular Automation, Intel, Smithstown Light Engineering, GE, Lufthansa Technik and Croom Precision Medical all taking part.

One of the many companies behind the initiative is Molex, according to Paul Delahunt, Manufacturing Engineering Manager at Molex, We are really pleased to be part of The Limerick for Engineering initiative and like other technology based engineering companies in Shannon, we are experiencing a shortage of talented engineers. Through this innovative initiative we are reaching out to school leavers and parents to highlight the wonderful career opportunities that this region has to offer in engineering & technology”

Mike Lane, Managing Director, Modular Automation in Shannon commented:  “ 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  the Engineering talent needed to power the future growth of the region”.

Shannon Chamber chief executive Helen Downes added: “This is an ideal opportunity for students, parents and anybody looking for job opportunities to see the sector first hand and meet with employers across all sectors. It will enable students to engage with employers and educational Institutes and make more informed decisions when deciding on their future careers. This initiative is of huge benefit to the region and Shannon Chamber applauds the collaborative efforts of all the stakeholders.”

This is a FREE event designed to be fun and it will be packed with cutting-edge demonstrations from local companies and colleges with prizes galore to be won.

The event takes place in the South Court Hotel, Limerick on Tuesday, April 19, commencing 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.


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Promotional video from 2015