STEM Career Guidance Camp
Camp Details 2021
Participants: 4th, 5th & 6th Year Students
When: 23rd & 24th Oct 2021
What: Science & Engineering
Time: 10am to 3pm
Max. Participants: 20
*Book before Oct 5th for an early bird offer of €110
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.
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.
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.
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.
There is a STEM course for everyone - at all levels of the NFQ
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
User Experience Designer (UX)
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