HighTechElec Transition Year Work Experierence Programme

Due to COVID-19 pandemic, the 2022 CEIA-Tyndall HighTechElec TY programme will have some changes. The programme is still being finalised – application forms will be available here soon.

Application forms will be available here from November – check back regularly

The dates of the programme for 2021 are:

22-26 March 2021

If a student is offered a place on the programme, participation in the full week is required.

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),