The 2024 CEIA-Tyndall HighTechElec Transition Year Work Experience Programme took place from 26 February – 01 March (Week 1) & 11 – 15 March (Week 2).

During the week, Transition Year students from 28 schools from across Cork, Kerry, Limerick and Dublin, attended workshops and career talks in Tyndall National Institute & Nimbus Research Centre, UCC & MTU Departments of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, and a 1-day work experience at a CEIA member company.

CEIA member companies who participated in the 2024 HighTechElec TY week, providing industry placements for TY students were: Alcon Ireland, Boston Scientific, Firecomms, Horner APG, Dell Technologies, Wisetek, Flex, Logitech, Cloud CIX and Qualcomm.

On the final day of the programme, the TY students took part in the TechnoDen Competition, where TY teams had to come up with an idea for a new product, or service based on what they had encountered during the week. A panel of judges led by Julia Cavanaugh (Tyndall), assessed some very interesting ideas and presentations from the students.

The winners of this years TechnoDen competitions were:

WEEK 1: Adrian Kacperek (Ballincollig Community School) and Cara O’Sullivan (Coláiste Choilm, Ballincollig) for their idea and presentation about a new safety ‘Heat Sensor’.

WEEK 2: Xelaya Anthony (St. Aloysius Girls Secondary School, Cork) and Tejas veer singh Channi (Coláiste Chríost Rí, Turners Cross) for their idea and presentation about ‘AR Glasses’.