Wainfest: Everyday Engineering

Europe Direct
Event Information

Date: 16 Oct 2015
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Europe Direct Centre: Gaoth Dobhair Library
Location: Leabharleann Phobail Gaoth Dobhair

Event Description

There is evidence of skills shortages in STEM {Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) fields in spite of high unemployment rates in many EU states. The EU has recommended the closure of this skills gap and encourages more young people to study these subjects and take up careers in related industries. In this event the Readiscovery Centre demonstrated to students the importance of engineering to our everyday lives. Students were taught about commonly used mechanical workings and were introduced to engineering concepts and processes n a fun and inter-active way.
34 young people took part in this workshop.