Engineers Week - focus on recruiting female students
There is a general shortage of engineers in Ireland, according to the professional body Engineers Ireland, and recruiting more female students is key to addressing the skills shortage.
Engineers Week runs until February 14. Regina Moran, president of Engineers Ireland and chief executive of Fujitsu Ireland, will be visiting schools during the week to talk about opportunities for women in science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM), “more women are now choosing engineering and recognise the variety of opportunities available to them in critical areas such as technology, energy and life-sciences,” Ms Moran said. Visit engineersweek.ie for more details on Engineers Week.