Monday, March 4, 2013

Career talk and robotic demonstration

Mitsubishi Electric visited Tallaght Community School to perform a career talk and Robot demonstration for its students.

As part of Engineers Week (25 Feb-3 Mar 2013) run by Engineers Ireland, a visit to the transition year students at Tallaght Community School (Dublin, IRL) was made by Mitsubishi Electric Ireland Factory Automation Division to discuss Engineering as a possible career path.

LtoR: Mary O’ Sullivan,Transition Year
Coordinator,  Ciarán Moody, Mitsubishi
& Theresa Hennessy, Tallaght Community
School Vice Principal. 
Engineers Week is a week long programme of nationwide events with the aim of celebrating the world of engineering in Ireland. The purpose of the week is to promote and encourage maths and science subjects among students.

The talk was aimed at transition year students who are at the critical stages of selecting the subjects that will eventually help determine their future career paths. Several engineers from the Factory Automation Division visited the school to discuss the reasons behind their career choices and to reveal what a life in Engineering really means.

 Ciaran Moody, Business Unit Manager, Mitsubishi Electric Ireland Factory Automation, said “Mitsubishi Electric are very aware of the importance of Science and Maths in education and hope to promote these subjects among students. The key focus for this talk and robot demo for Mitsubishi Electric was to help inspire students to consider engineering as a career choice and ultimately help ensure the future supply of qualified engineers in the automation industry.”

Mitsubishi Electric Factory also performed a robotic demonstration using one of their multi-axis articulated arm robots to show students a real robot in action and discuss the steps involved in programming a robot. A select few supervised students were awarded the opportunity to operate the robot much to their delight.

“A wonderful enlightening introduction into the world of engineering, one that captivated our students and gave them food for thought for a future in the world of engineering.” said Mary O’ Sullivan, Transition Year Co-ordinator, Tallaght Community School.

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