Over 450 Transition Year students are set to take part in Engineers Ireland’s Engineering Your Future programme at 11 third-level institutions across Ireland throughout the month of May.

With over 94% of engineering employers in Ireland reporting skills shortages as the main barrier to growth within the engineering sector, the Engineering Your Future Programme aims to inspire future generations of STEM talent in Ireland by providing Transition Year students with a meaningful, practical insight into the exciting and diverse world of engineering at third-level and as a career.

Over 90% of students who took part in 2016 said that the programme influenced their CAO choices, with 83% of students now studying a STEM subject in their First Year in college this year.