With Limerick For Engineering now running into its fifth year running, here at Takumi we’ve stopped to reflect on the impact its had on Limerick. Limerick For Engineering isn’t an event for companies to showcase products, it’s soul purpose is to shape the development of young engineers by giving them industry insights and an opportunity to speak with directors, production managers and graduates about the opportunity that exists for them right on their doorstep.A vital aspect of the show is the presence of LIT, UL and the educational training training boards to highlighted the opportunity available locally in the education of future engineers.
Remember a quarter of all employment in the Mid-West Region is within the manufacturing sector.!
For anyone thinking of engineering as their future career the Limerick for Engineering event is not to be missed.
The opening year of Limerick For Engineering saw many of the educational drivers in the region push for a unified showcase of engineering expertise in the Limerick and Mid-West Region. This highlighting the unique opportunity available to students graduating and entering college.
With innovation experts Intel, Johnson & Johnson, stryker, modular automation becoming partners, Limerick for Engineering quickly became a show not to be missed. With a packed hall all day in the South Court Hotel the event was marked as a huge success.It featured the latest technology at the time including 3D printers and space aware robotics.
With the success of 2015 & 2016 Limerick for Engineering was set to become an annual event. 2017 saw the event focus heavily on skills development and helping job seekers avail of new opportunities in the industry. With almost all of the previous years attendees returning it was a real positive light, highlighting the impact it had for local companies. Again some the latest technology showcased included drones and virtual reality software were on display.
Following a full house two years in a row it was time to move onto a bigger venue. 2018 saw Shannon Airport departures hall become the venue of choice. This allowed for the event to grow and include even more companies showcase the capabilities and offering available locally.