On Saturday 5th march 2016 the Get Engineering Careers Fair was held at South West College Dungannon Campus. The yearly event celebrates engineering excellence across Tyrone and its aim is to encourage more students to ‘get engineering.’
The ‘Get Engineering’ initiative is a partnership encompassing South West College and leading engineering companies who have joined forces to raise awareness of the range of careers opportunities which exist with local employers and are available to everyone thinking about a future in engineering or actively job-hunting. However, a key objective of this year’s fair was to raise awareness of the myriad of careers opportunities available for females.
Tyrone is recognised globally as a centre of excellence in the design and manufacture of materials handling equipment with locally produced solutions exported to customers worldwide for applications across a diverse range of industries including manufacturing, quarrying, recycling, mining, aerospace and construction.
In fact the majority of the world’s materials handling equipment originate from the cluster of engineering firms based in mid-Ulster.
GEDA were one of the 20 engineering companies who took part in the event and as well as providing a stand and a presentation with information on what type of roles exist within our sector, we also provided an interesting STEM activity for the younger visitors with the ICE bridge building.
The event was a great success – who knows how many budding engineers were inspired!