CIT Engineering, Technology & Science Roadshows
Cork Institute of Technology
Building on the remarkable success of last year’s CIT Engineering Roadshow, CIT's Engineering, Science & Technology Roadshow will travel to Midleton, Fermoy and Bantry, as well as exhibiting at the Bishopstown Campus. This year’s expanded series will provide students with even more information about the wide range of possibilities available to them.
“Many students have the talent and aptitude to study engineering, science, technology and computing”, says Michael Loftus, Head of Faculty of Engineering & Science at CIT. A Chartered Engineer and Member of the Irish Computer Society who worked in industry for over 15 years, Michael firmly believes that careers in all of these areas provide exciting opportunities for both female and male students. “While male students continue to be attracted to pursue careers in these areas, more female students are being attracted into both new and traditional courses” he continued.
Selecting the engineering, science, technology or computing courses that best fits their abilities can be a daunting exercise for students. In order to demystify the relevant areas and to provide guidance to students interested in studying at degree level, CIT has created a new initiative to help ensure that they, their supporters, teachers and guidance counsellors, can explore their options in a friendly environment where they can engage with current students, past graduates, and CIT lecturers.
CIT has been remarkably successful in producing 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.