CIT is, once again, bringing their roadshows to schools throughout county Cork to help ensure that they, their supporters, teachers, and guidance counsellors, can explore their options in an environment in which they can engage with current students, graduates and CIT lecturers.
“Many students have the talent and aptitude to study engineering, science, technology, and computing” says Michael Loftus, Head of Faculty of Engineering & Science at Cork Institute of Technology (CIT). Mr Loftus, a Chartered Engineer and Member of the Irish Computer Society, who worked in industry for over 15 years before taking up a post in academia, says that careers in all of these areas provide exciting opportunities for men and women alike. “While men continue to be attracted to study in these areas, more and more women are being attracted into both new, and traditional courses” he says.
Selecting the engineering, science, technology or computing courses that best fit their abilities can be a challenge for students.
CIT’s Engineering, Science & Technology Roadshow arrived in Midleton on 9th October, and will travel to Fermoy and Bantry with the final Roadshow on CIT’s Bishopstown Campus on Monday, 14th November at 7pm. CIT has been remarkably successful in producing numerous National and European award winners in Engineering, Science and Technology. In addition, it wins multimillion euro research funding on an annual basis. The CIT Engineering, Science & Technology Roadshow has been designed to provide participants with access to CIT’s accumulated experience in guiding students and in shaping them for successful careers.
Orlaith McGowan who is currently a 1st year student in BEng Honours in Mechanical Engineering, and a past pupil of Regina Mundi College in Cork City says “I attended two roadshows and found they gave me a much better understanding of the different courses available to me in Engineering, Science & Technology. It was a great opportunity to be able to meet with lecturers face to face from various disciplines and I found the personal stories from current and graduate students on the Q&A panel to be very interesting and enlightening. I would highly recommend parents and students to attend the roadshows.”