STEM Career Guidance Camp

Employment in STEM-related sectors is expected to rise by approximately 6.5% between now and 2025, a growth much higher than the average growth forecast for all employment sectors.


The future success of Ireland’s economy will require increased numbers of skilled workers with Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) qualifications.


(The European Commission, 2021)

Camp Details 2021

Participants: 4th, 5th & 6th Year Students

When: 23rd & 24th Oct 2021

What: Science & Engineering

Where: Zoom

Cost: €130

Time: 10am to 3pm

Max. Participants: 20

*Book before Oct 5th for an early bird offer of €110

Camp Overview

During this STEM Career Guidance Camp, we highlight that Science & Engineering subjects teach technical, analytical thinking and problem-solving skills. These skills are constantly in high demand and essential in every sector from Finance to Engineering to Health and Natural Sciences.


We will demonstrate that people who work in Science & Engineering come from different backgrounds and have different interests. However, one thing they have in common is that they are curious individuals who are interested in solving real-world problems.


During our time together, we will inspire our participants to consider a future in Science & Engineering as an option that is exciting, cutting edge with a huge amount of opportunities.

Learning

This interactive Career Guidance Camp presents a thematic focus on opportunities in the area of Science & Engineering as well as a broader focus on career planning after secondary school. It allows participants to explore courses, pathways and career possibilities across these sectors.

We break down college terminology and look at specific opportunities in the area of Science & Engineering. We investigate the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) looking at how all learning achievements may be measured and related to each other in the area of Science & Engineering. We make reference to the Disability Access Route to Education (DARE), the Higher Education Access Route (HEAR) & scholarships, how they can help students, and how to apply. We delve into the CAO application process looking at requirements, points, offers, acceptances and deferrals. We encourage participants to engage and seek clarification.

*Participants have the option to learn about the UCAS and European application process, should they be interested in travelling outside of Ireland to engage with a course of study. These sessions are optional and there is no extra cost.


Teaching

A variety of teaching methodologies are used to maintain student engagement and participation during each session.

Each lesson contains a structured PowerPoint with learning intentions, specific content and embedded assessment pieces. We share insightful case studies and stories with participants. We welcome a guest speaker from the STEM industry to join participants sharing expert knowledge.

Participants have the opportunity to engage with our guest speaker during a Q&A session.

Assessment

A resource pack with worksheets is sent to each participant in advance, allowing participants to take notes and engage with exercises for reflection and self-assessment purposes.

Participants will have the opportunity to engage in a variety of engaging assessment tasks. We use ICT assessment tools that are fun and interactive. These tools include Kahoot, Mentimeter and Padlet.

Participants will have the opportunity to reflect upon the content and material. Participants will be able to determine their interests and what direction they may like to further explore in the area of Science & Engineering.

Whichever pathway you choose after secondary school, we hope to inspire you to study STEM subjects with this Career Guidance Camp

Studying STEM subjects will allow you to open the doors to a range of exciting careers, from research and development to production, repair, marketing, sales and many other jobs that require varying levels of knowledge of technology and science.

Science

Technology

Engineering

Mathematics

There is a STEM course for everyone - at all levels of the NFQ

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STEM Facts

  • There are 80 jobs announced per week in ICT in Ireland

  • The top 10 multinational tech companies are based in Ireland

  • 9 of the top 10 pharmaceutical companies are based in Ireland

  • Lab Technicians are needed in the biopharma, food and medical devices industry

  • 86,000 people are employed in physics-based jobs

  • There are 450 medical technology companies in Ireland, employing over 38,000 people

  • Environmental Engineers are in demand due to climate change and the urgent need for sustainable living

  • Sports Science can promote human health and can help improve an athletes performance

  • Employment in STEM-related sectors will rise by around 6.5% between now and 2025 (The European Commission, 2021)

  • There are opportunities in STEM having completed a PLC course/ Apprenticeship/Traineeship/ University qualification

  • 160 games companies employ 3,300 people in Ireland

  • Studying a language with a STEM course is an added bonus when entering the world of work


Sample STEM Careers

  • Cloud Consultant

  • Environmental Engineer

  • Aeronautical Engineer

  • Biomedical Engineer

  • Robotic Engineer

  • Biochemist

  • Teaching

  • Research

  • Lab Technician

  • Data Analyst

  • Technical Support

  • Computer Scientist

  • Food Scientist

  • Web Developer

  • Game Designer

  • User Experience Designer (UX)

  • Financial Analyst

  • Software Developer

  • Geologist

  • Environmental Scientist

  • Agricultural Scientist

  • Engineering Technician

Upon completion of this Career Guidance Camp, participants will have the confidence, knowledge and skills to plan for the next stage of their education in STEM