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The Ei Electronics Women in Engineering Scholarship will award €2,500 per annum for 3 years to an outstanding University of Limerick female student who is studying one of the following eligible of STEM courses:

  • LM063 BSc in Technology Management
  • LM076 BSc in Product Design & Technology
  • LM118 BE Electronic and Computer Eng.
  • LM121 Computer Science
  • LM124 Mathematics Common Entry
  • LM125 Physics Common Entry
  • LM116  Bachelor of Engineering*
  • LM121 BSc in Cyber Security and IT Forensics
  • LM124/LM125 BSc in Mathematics and Physics

* Continuing to

  • BE Mechanical Engineering or
  • BE Design & Manufacture Engineering

 

 

Students must have a QCA ≥2.9 in their first semester of 1st year to be eligible to apply. The successful recipient must maintain a QCA ≥ 2.9 for receipt of the scholarship for the remainder of their studies.

Students will be invited to apply during Spring Semester in their 1st year and a selection of applicants will be invited to a semi-structured interview.

Recipients of the scholarship will complete their Cooperative Education with Ei Electronics and be eligible for Graduate Placement at Ei Electronics Corporate Headquarters in Shannon, Co. Clare.

Deadline for Applications: Friday February 17th 2023


Construction Jobs Expo

Construction Jobs Expo will take place on 13th May 2023 at the RDS, Dublin. Meet leading employers in the construction and engineering sectors with job and career opportunities.

Register here.

Construction Jobs Expo will attract a wide variety of attendees looking for new challenges or hoping to take a career in the construction sector to the next level. These will include carpenters, joiners, 15,200 electricians, 13,900 plasterers and tillers, 11,800 plumbers, 9,400 painters and decorators and bricklayers amongst others.


A Career in Construction

Forklift Operator With (Manual Handling & Safepass) is an ETB  short course developed to provide learners with the skills required to work as a general operative, ground workers, plant & heavy goods operators in the construction industry, or to progress onto further education and training in Logistics & Distribution.

Education and Training Boards manage and operate Community National Schools, Post-Primary Schools, Further Education (FE) colleges, and a range of adult and further education centres delivering education and training programmes.

Attending a Full-time Tipperary ETB Course, Frequently Asked Questions:

Q.1 Can I do this course if I am not in receipt of a social welfare payment?
Yes, you can do attend a course whether you are in receipt of a social welfare payment or not. Where a course is at full capacity, priority will be given to those on the live register.

Q.2 Am I entitled to a Training Allowance?
Yes, if you are in receipt of an eligible social welfare payment e.g. Jobseekers Allowance. In most instances the training allowance replaces your social welfare payment for the duration of the course.

Q.3 How much is the course?
Course are fully funded, so without any charge to you, plus training materials are provided by Tipperary ETB e.g. Safety Boots & PPE.

Q.4 How many hours a day is a full-time course?
Generally, a full-time course is Monday to Thursday 9.00am to 4.00pm, and 9.00am to 1.00pm on a Friday.

Q.5 I am travelling for the course, is there any travel allowance available?
For persons travelling over 5km from their home to the course venue, a travel allowance is available, this a contribution to the costs and is calculated when a learner starts training.

Q.6 I have children, is there support for Childcare?
Persons attending a full-time Further Education and Training course maybe entitled to childcare support under the National Childcare Scheme, you can apply for this through your MyGov.ie account.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

 Forklift Operator With (Manual Handling & Safepass)

Title Award Awarding Body
Manual Handling
RTITB - Forklift Reach Operator Certificate Forklift Reach Certificate (RTITBR) RTITB
RTITB - Forklift Counterbalance Operator Certificate Forklift Counterbalance Certificate (RTITB1) RTITB
Power Pallet Truck Electric Pallet/Stacker Truck (RTITB-EPST) RTITB
Career Planning And Job Seeking Skills - Gfw
Safepass

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The aim of the programme is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to appreciate the importance of workplace safety. It is designed to develop skills in handling workplace items and safety equipment safely and effectively.

On completion of the training programme learners will be able to:-

1 INDUCTION -
State the planned outcomes and the conditions attached to attendance on the course; apply good safety, health and hygiene practices; state the basic principle involved in environmental issues and explain the meaning of equal opportunities.

2 COUNTERBALANCE FORKLIFT TRUCK SKILLS RTITB
Operate a counterbalance forklift truck safely and efficiently in line with the manufacturer's guidelines and current health and safety regulations and guidelines.

3 REACH FORKLIFT TRUCK SKILLS - RTITB
Operate a reach forklift truck safety and efficiently in line with the manufacturer's guidelines and current health and safety guidelines and regulations.

4 POWER PALLET TRUCK -RTITB
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- Manual Handling

- Safepass


An Introduction to the LCi Training Course Portfolio will take place on 26/01/2023 - 15:00 and is presented by Trevor McSharry - Head of Department of Civil Engineering and Construction - Atlantic Technological University.

This presentation will provide and introduction to the LCi Course Portfolio which consists of the LCi White Belt, LCi Yellow Belt and LCI Green Belt. Some background will be provided to outline how the programmes were developed to address industry needs and a case study will be discussed. The process for trainer nomination and quality assurance will also be addressed. LCi are delighted to make these training programmes available and hope that they will set the standard for lean construction training in Ireland.

Introduction to the LCi Training Course Portfolio

Register here

Lean Construction  (LCi) is a community of learning and practice that advocates for the transformation of the Irish construction sector through the adoption of Lean thinking and practices by the entire sector to enable and sustain enhanced effectiveness, efficiency, productivity, and profitability for all stakeholders in the value chain.


Construction Jobs Expo

Construction Jobs Expo will take place on 13th May 2023 at the RDS, Dublin. Meet leading employers in the construction and engineering sectors with job and career opportunities.

Register here.

Construction Jobs Expo will attract a wide variety of attendees looking for new challenges or hoping to take a career in the construction sector to the next level. These will include carpenters, joiners, 15,200 electricians, 13,900 plasterers and tillers, 11,800 plumbers, 9,400 painters and decorators and bricklayers amongst others.


A Career in Construction

An Introduction to the LCi Training Course Portfolio will take place on 26/01/2023 - 15:00 and is presented by Trevor McSharry - Head of Department of Civil Engineering and Construction - Atlantic Technological University.

This presentation will provide and introduction to the LCi Course Portfolio which consists of the LCi White Belt, LCi Yellow Belt and LCI Green Belt. Some background will be provided to outline how the programmes were developed to address industry needs and a case study will be discussed. The process for trainer nomination and quality assurance will also be addressed. LCi are delighted to make these training programmes available and hope that they will set the standard for lean construction training in Ireland.

Introduction to the LCi Training Course Portfolio

Register here

Lean Construction  (LCi) is a community of learning and practice that advocates for the transformation of the Irish construction sector through the adoption of Lean thinking and practices by the entire sector to enable and sustain enhanced effectiveness, efficiency, productivity, and profitability for all stakeholders in the value chain.


Construction Jobs Expo

Construction Jobs Expo will take place on 13th May 2023 at the RDS, Dublin. Meet leading employers in the construction and engineering sectors with job and career opportunities.

Register here.

Construction Jobs Expo will attract a wide variety of attendees looking for new challenges or hoping to take a career in the construction sector to the next level. These will include carpenters, joiners, 15,200 electricians, 13,900 plasterers and tillers, 11,800 plumbers, 9,400 painters and decorators and bricklayers amongst others.


A Career in Construction

 

Record Number of Retrofitting Enrolments for 2022: There has been a significant progress being made in the number of participants in near-zero energy building (NZEB) and retrofit upskilling and reskilling programmes in 2022.

Following progress in developing a national network of centres of excellence in retrofit skills training, including NZEB skills, the number of workers availing of these opportunities has increased steadily since the first centre was opened in 2020. The numbers have risen:

  • 363 to 793 enrolments in 2021
  • a record 2,034 enrolments in 2022

This reflects an increase of:

  • 118% between 2020 and 2021
  • 156% between 2021 and 2022

Record Number of Retrofitting Enrolments for 2022

Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris said:

“I am delighted to see the increased uptake of these important courses. We are on track to having the highly knowledgeable and skilled workers needed to meet workforce needs between now and 2030.

 

“With the opening of the education and training board (ETB) centres of excellence, the capacity for workers looking to upskill in the area of green skills is there. As demand for retrofit increases there will be significant employment opportunities and I would encourage anyone in the construction trade to get onboard and help us build warmer, more energy efficient homes.

 

“Last year also saw the establishment of a dedicated Construction and Green Skills Programme Office within SOLAS. Working with ETBs nationally, this office is focused on developing programmes and initiatives to drive forward this reform agenda with a particular focus on the construction sector.

“The government has set an ambitious target to retrofit 500,000 homes by 2030 and the increased numbers enrolling on NZEB courses and establishment of the SOLAS programme office are important steps towards delivering on this target.”

 

Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications Eamon Ryan said:

“Last year we met our target to retrofit 27,000 homes. This year we aim to retrofit 37,000 and I have no doubt we will make that target also, and then, those beyond that. The pipeline of interest is huge. People up and down the country are clamouring to make their homes warmer, healthier and cheaper to run.

 

“The one way we can keep up with this demand is to ensure that we have enough highly skilled people to respond to it. The increased numbers we are seeing committing to these NZEB courses is so encouraging. And while it means that more and more homes can become better houses to live in, it also means that thousands of workers with valuable green skills can be sure that they have work for years, if not decades into the future. Green jobs are also sustainable jobs for the long-term.”

 

The skills training is provided in a number of further and higher education facilities, including at centres of excellence operated by:

  • Waterford and Wexford ETB
  • Laois and Offaly ETB
  • Limerick and Clare ETB

Courses are also delivered in Cork ETB and Mayo-Sligo-Leitrim ETB, with further provision due later this year and in 2024.

The courses are free, fast and flexible with weekend and evening provision available. In many cases, where a person has an existing construction-related qualification, knowledge or experience, they can learn these skills quickly, usually within three to four days.

Those in the sector interested in upskilling can find out more details by visiting The Right Course .

The National Construction Training Campus in Mount Lucas also provides a 1-day tailored introductory programme for Transition Year and Leaving Cert students, to give them a better understanding of NZEB principles, using a mixture of practical skills and theory.

Retrofitting is both an important economic activity, and critical in meeting Ireland’s climate targets, and the delivery of the Government’s Housing for All plan. Nearly-zero energy buildings have a very high energy performance, with renewable sources as their dominant energy source. Making homes more energy efficient through retrofitting not only makes homes warmer and more comfortable, but can help households save money on bills and help to reach climate goals.


Construction Jobs Expo

Construction Jobs Expo will take place on 13th May 2023 at the RDS, Dublin. Meet leading employers in the construction and engineering sectors with job and career opportunities.

Register here.

Construction Jobs Expo will attract a wide variety of attendees looking for new challenges or hoping to take a career in the construction sector to the next level. These will include carpenters, joiners, 15,200 electricians, 13,900 plasterers and tillers, 11,800 plumbers, 9,400 painters and decorators and bricklayers amongst others.


A Career in Construction

The Skills to Compete - Welding/fabrication course will provide trainees with the skills and related knowledge in fabrication - basic skills, manual metal arc welding, oxy-acetylene welding, MIG welding and to develop their attitudes, personal effectiveness and job seeking skills which will enable them to obtain employment as welders/fabricators.

The course takes place on DDLETB Tallaght Training Centre
Tallaght Training Centre
Cookstown Road
Cookstown Industrial Estate
Tallaght
D24F952

Start Date 20/02/2023
End Date 28/07/2023
Duration 23 Weeks

Skills to Compete - Welding/fabrication

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

 

COURSE CONTENT

Title Award Awarding Body
Aluminium TIG Weld in 3mm Plate Aluminium Fillet Weld (EN9606-AL01) Approved EN Certifying Body
Manual Metal Arc Welding MMA Fillet Weld (EN287-1 CS01) Approved EN Certifying Body
Manual Metal Arc Welding MMA Fillet Weld (EN9606-1CS01) Approved EN Certifying Body
TIG Stainless Steel Weld (TIG) Stainless Steel Weld (EN9606-1SS01) Approved EN Certifying Body
C&G - Platework Fabrication of Materials Platework Fabrication of Materials (2850-313) City & Guilds
Metal Inert Gas (MIG) / Metal Active Gas (MAG) Oxy-Acetylene Weld (EN9606-1CS11) Approved EN Certifying Body
M.I.G. Welding MIG/MAG Weld (EN287-1 CS10) Approved EN Certifying Body
M.I.G. Welding MIG/MAG Weld (EN9606-1CS10) Approved EN Certifying Body

Construction Jobs Expo

Construction Jobs Expo will take place on 13th May 2023 at the RDS, Dublin. Meet leading employers in the construction and engineering sectors with job and career opportunities.

Register here.

Construction Jobs Expo will attract a wide variety of attendees looking for new challenges or hoping to take a career in the construction sector to the next level. These will include carpenters, joiners, 15,200 electricians, 13,900 plasterers and tillers, 11,800 plumbers, 9,400 painters and decorators and bricklayers amongst others.


A priority action under Housing for All , the report identifies the construction skills needs from the further education and training and higher education sector to meet housing and retrofitting targets outlined in Housing for All and the National Retrofit Plan.

The report forecasts a need for 50,831 new entrants into the construction sector, from professional, craft, operative and other trade routes.

A corresponding tertiary action plan to meet the targets outlined has also been published which in collaboration with SOLAS and the Higher Education Authority.

Construction legislation and construction skills analysis report

Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris said:

“The report is an important tool in forecasting our skills needs and identifying gaps, and considers how the sector might grow, up to 2030.

“Each element of our education system is crucial to providing us with a skilled and competent workforce to achieve the targets outlined in Housing for All and the National Retrofit Plan.

“Thankfully, we are on track to meet the workforce needs between now and 2025 but there are areas additional actions are needed.

“There have been almost 1,900 enrolments in retrofitting courses this year. Three centres of excellence have opened, and courses are also being delivered in Cork ETB and Mayo-Sligo-Leitrim ETB with another due to open in Finglas next year. The capacity is there and we now must examine how we can create the demand for these positions.”

The Minister outlined the steps the department would take in supporting the education and training sector, as well as other departments, in meeting targets outlined in Housing for All:

“To meet our housing targets, we will need to continue to expand capacity in training for construction apprenticeships, including a focus on high-demand apprenticeships such as the electrical programme.

“In addition, we will continue working with colleagues in other departments to host national and international recruitment fairs for the Irish diaspora and construction workers in EU member states and other third countries.

“My department will continue to work with partners to support the movement of workers from commercial to residential construction as an important source of labour supply to meet the additional demand.

“As we continue to adopt modern methods of construction, it is anticipated this will play a key role in reducing labour demands over the coming years.”

The government also approved the publication of the draft Construction Safety Licensing Bill 2022. The Bill will provide for the establishment of a licensing authority to oversee a new licensing model for those skilled activities which are currently certified under the Construction Safety Certificate Scheme and the Quarrying Safety Certificate Scheme.

Minister Harris said:

“The licensing model’s core aims are to ensure our workers are competent to undertake activities, that there is a legislative basis for reassessment, and that a high standard of health and safety awareness is maintained within the construction sector.

“Since the approval and publication of the General Scheme of the Bill in September this year, we have introduced provisions around offences for fraudulently obtaining licenses, and for non-adherence to standards for licensed tutors and approved training organisations.

“We have engaged with colleagues in a number of departments throughout the development of this draft Bill and this will continue as we progress through the legislative process.

“This Bill will be significant in further embedding health and safety in the training of our construction workers, so as to enhance their safety and competency on site.”

 


Construction Jobs Expo

Construction Jobs Expo will take place on 13th May 2023 at the RDS, Dublin. Meet leading employers in the construction and engineering sectors with job and career opportunities.

Register here.

Construction Jobs Expo will attract a wide variety of attendees looking for new challenges or hoping to take a career in the construction sector to the next level. These will include carpenters, joiners, 15,200 electricians, 13,900 plasterers and tillers, 11,800 plumbers, 9,400 painters and decorators and bricklayers amongst others.


A Career in Construction

10 new apprenticeship programmes will be offered in 2023.

These 10 programmes are on top of a further 11 which are currently in development, and will add significantly to the 66 programmes already available nationwide.

Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris said:

"Creating parity of esteem for apprenticeships has been a central part of my epartment’s agenda, and I’m delighted to say real progress is being made across the sector.

The new apprenticeship programmes being announced today are across tech, engineering, farming, horticulture and hospitality, and will go a long way towards delivering the skills and talent these sectors are crying out for.

I genuinely believe the reform we have been driving over the past two years in the area of apprenticeship has already helped the option become front and central in discussions round the dinner table when people are talking about options for learning, upskilling or reskilling.”

Minister of State for Skills and Further Education Niall Collins said:

“Everyone is aware that the country is facing a major challenge in terms of skills shortages.

We urgently need people in a variety of different industries to help employers, and society as a whole.

That’s why we have put such an emphasis on apprenticeships, and I’m delighted to see the number of registrations remaining high, as well as so many new programmes coming down the line.”

The Action Plan for Apprenticeship, 2021 to 2025 contained ambitious targets to reform the system, including a target to reach 10,000 new registrations every year by 2025 and new financial supports for employers.

Apprenticeship registrations in 2021 were the highest they have been since 2007, with 8,607 apprentices employed on 62 programmes.

Separately, it is anticipated that the confirmed end of year population for 2022 will be more than 26,000 apprentices, an increase of some 45% over the apprenticeship population in 2019 (17,829).

New apprenticeships launching in 2023

Apprenticeship title NFQ level 2023 Launch date
Farm Manager Level 7 July to September 2023
Advanced Quantity Surveyor Level 9 July to September
Farm Technician Level 6 July to September
Executive Chef Level 9 October to December
Horticulture Level 6 July to September
Precision Machinist and Quality Control Level 6 July to September
Sports Turf Management Level 6 April to June
Civil Engineering Level 6 July to September July to September
Civil Engineering Level 7 July to September
Digital Marketing and Media Level 6 October to December

 


Construction Jobs Expo

Construction Jobs Expo will take place on 13th May 2023 at the RDS, Dublin. Meet leading employers in the construction and engineering sectors with job and career opportunities.

Register here.

Construction Jobs Expo will attract a wide variety of attendees looking for new challenges or hoping to take a career in the construction sector to the next level. These will include carpenters, joiners, 15,200 electricians, 13,900 plasterers and tillers, 11,800 plumbers, 9,400 painters and decorators and bricklayers amongst others.

 

A Career in Construction

Are you interested in a career in Construction? The construction industry is a vital sector in the Irish economy and is a key employer across the country. After the challenges the industry faced during Covid, there are signs of strong recovery with many construction companies seeing an increase in revenues in 2022. As a result, many companies are actively recruiting and seeking to find people with the required skills.

According to government statistics, there are approximately 159,300 (full-time and part-time) construction sector employees in 2022, representing 6 percent of total employment. 

Are you considering a career in the industry? There are a range of different job types available throughout the sector, which in turn means there are many opportunities to get the right training and get a career in construction.

Maybe you want to work as a bricklayer or as a paver, or perhaps you’re looking to become an architect or an engineer, there’s even careers to be had in Construction Law. The construction industry is enormous and this is reflected in the number of different employment options available within the industry.

With the right training you won't find it difficult to find a career in construction. In fact at the moment the industry is crying out for worker with the right skills.

CIF, the Irish construction industry's representative body,  has reported that the industry is currently finding it difficult to source civil engineers and people with skills in ‘wet trades’ (bricklayers, painters and decorators, and plasterers). 

Also the industry is keen to put an emphasis on digitalisation and is encouraging training in that area in order to  implement modern methods of construction in the sector. Training is being put in place to provide the digital tools to workers  in order to address the skills and knowledge deficits that have existed within the sector and hampered it from engaging in digital adoption. There is massive growth and opportunity within this area of the industry going forward.

Upskilling is a critical priority and a range of training programmes are required to enable builders and construction workers to upskill and acquire new skills that make them more qualified for better jobs.

Engineers Ireland, who brings together engineers and engineering professionals in one of Ireland's biggest professional bodies, recently highlighted that there is a shortage of engineers in Ireland, saying that there is a need to produce more engineers through the higher education institutions. 

As investment continues to increase in the construction sector, it is essential that the necessary pipeline of skills is in place to produce the labourers and workers with the necessary building and construction skills required for the top jobs in the industry. 

If you are looking to pursue a career in the construction industry, Courses.ie has a diverse range of courses listed throughout Ireland. Whether you're eager to become an Engineer, Estimator or Electrician, there's plenty of study options for the sector on Courses.ie

And finally, you can meet leading employers in the construction and engineering sectors with job and career opportunities at the 2023 Construction Jobs Expo, which takes place on 13th May. Register here.

Construction Jobs Expo will attract a wide variety of attendees looking for new challenges or hoping to take a career in the construction sector to the next level. These will include carpenters, joiners, 15,200 electricians, 13,900 plasterers and tilers, 11,800 plumbers, 9,400 painters and decorators and bricklayers amongst others.

 

 

Innovations in Electronic Engineering Laboratory Education is a one-day symposium that will showcase and explore innovations in electronic engineering laboratory education.

The event takes place on Fri, 27 January 2023, 10:00 – 16:00 a Munster Technological University Rossa Avenue T12 P928 Cork. The day is planned as a hybrid event so please do join face-to-face or online.

Innovations in Electronic Engineering Laboratory Education

COVID-19 required us to rethink and reimagine engineering education and the laboratory aspect was particularly challenging. COVID-19 forced us to innovate and develop novel ways to realise laboratory practices. With the support of EU Erasmus+ Programming Funding, the Dept. of Electrical & Electronic Eng. at MTU, for example, started to explore the potential of remote and take-home laboratories and we are now thinking about how we integrate these possibilities with traditional face-to-face laboratories to enhance student learning.

Academic colleagues and industry partners are invited to attend and share ways in which they have changed or transformed laboratory practices and also explore the skills needs of electronic engineering graduates.

Register here


Construction Jobs Expo

Construction Jobs Expo will now take place in March 2023. Meet leading employers in the construction and engineering sectors with job and career opportunities.

Construction Jobs Expo will attract a wide variety of attendees looking for new challenges or hoping to take a career in the construction sector to the next level. These will include carpenters, joiners, 15,200 electricians, 13,900 plasterers and tillers, 11,800 plumbers, 9,400 painters and decorators and bricklayers amongst others.

Dates TBA


Discover great Construction course opportunities in Ireland.

Looking to pursue a career in the construction industry? Browse through a diverse range of courses below. Whether you're eager to become an Engineer, Estimator or Electrician, there's plenty of study options for the sector on Courses.ie.

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The Irish Region IStructE Young Members Group is hosting the CERN Lecture and International Networking Event on Sat, 10 Dec 2022, 15:30. The event will give young engineers an opportunity to hear all about Engineering tasks at CERN.

Register here.

CERN is a European particle physics research organization that runs the largest particle accelerator in the world called the Large Hadron Collider of which is famous for discovering the Higgs boson. CERN is a collaboration of engineers and physicists from around the world working together to push back the frontiers of knowledge, develop new technologies for accelerators and detectors and train scientists and engineers of tomorrow.

CERN Lecture and International Networking Event

The event wilt feature an overview of CERN, look at some of the civil and structural engineering work undertaken in the construction of the facility and describe some of the ongoing and future projects.

 


Construction Jobs Expo

Construction Jobs Expo will now take place in March 2023. Meet leading employers in the construction and engineering sectors with job and career opportunities.

Construction Jobs Expo will attract a wide variety of attendees looking for new challenges or hoping to take a career in the construction sector to the next level. These will include carpenters, joiners, 15,200 electricians, 13,900 plasterers and tillers, 11,800 plumbers, 9,400 painters and decorators and bricklayers amongst others.

Dates TBA

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