HighTechElec Transition Year Work Experierence Programme

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s CEIA-Tyndall HighTechElec TY programme will be held online from 21-25 Feb 2022 (if restrictions are lifted sufficiently, there is a possibility that we may be able to hold workshops/live sessions in UCC/MTU – more info soon). The exact programme is still being finalised, but we are planning to have sessions running from 09:00-13:00 every day.

Please register for the 2022 HighTechElec TY programme here (make sure your email is correct).

After registering, we will contact you by 7th Feb. 2022 to confirm your place.

    Career Choice Preference - List, in order of preference, the types of career that interest you

    CEIA.ie (Cork’s Technology Network)

    CEIA.ie represents Information, Communications and Technology (ICT) companies in the Cork region. The demand for highly skilled Electronic Engineering graduates is growing steadily both from the major multinational electronics corporations located here and the indigenous Irish electronics industry. Ireland hosts some of the best electronics companies in the world and in order for these companies to grow and expand we need to ensure a supply of highly skilled, capable and innovative graduates.

    Tyndall National Institute

    Tyndall National Institute (University College Cork) is one of Europe’s leading centres for ICT research and development. Tyndall has over 450 researchers, engineers, scientists, students and support staff focused on ICT research in a state-of the-art national research facility. Tyndall’s research is guided by finding solutions for the needs of society in Communications, Energy, Environment and Health through the development of new technology in the fields of Photonics, Micro/Nanoelectronics and Microsystems.

    The HighTechElec TY Work Experience Programme is a collaboration between CEIA, Tyndall, UCC, CIT and CEIA member companies, developed to give TY students an insight into the high tech careers open to them in industry and academia. Participating students will undertake a week of physics, electronics and technology based workshops, lectures, career talks, and industry placement, culminating in an innovation competition – the TechnoDen. Through meeting and working with scientists and engineers, students will get firsthand experience of the choice of careers available to them. This unique structured one-week programme will provide a positive experience for pupils genuinely interested in taking up a science or engineering career.

    CEIA member companies who participated in the 2020 HighTechElec TY week, providing industry placements for TY students were:

    Boston Scientific
    Horner APG
    Cork Internet eXchange
    S3 Group
    Johnson Controls
    Pilz Automation

    2020 TechnoDen Winners – Week 1:

    ‘A dopamine level sensor which incorporates the use of microneedles‘.
    Eva McDonnell (Ursuline Secondary School Blackrock), Aoife Condon (Mount Mercy College, Cork), and Simon Humphries (St Joseph’s College Borrisoleigh, Tipperary)  

    2020 TechnoDen Winners – Week 2:

    ‘IMAGINE INK – The first dyspraxic friendly multi-colored colour-sensing stylus‘.
    Aoife Feehan (Colaiste Choilm, Ballincollig), Odhran Russell (CBS Highschool Clonmel), and Cullan Morrissey (Pobalscoil na Tríonóide, Youghal),