Is your child considering a career in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts or Maths? Would you like to get a better understanding of what the opportunities are out there for your child? Then, you are invited to join Waterford Chamber’s Careers Seminar for Parents online as part of Toys4Engineers Week, on Tuesday, October 4th from 1pm to 2pm.

According to Gerald Hurley, CEO Waterford Chamber, “As parents we can often be overwhelmed when our children start looking at careers that are very different to our own. We want to steer them in the right direction but it is a minefield when it comes to various courses or apprenticeship opportunities.

“Our panel of speakers will take you through the various routes to a successful career, be it third level education or apprenticeships in engineering, technology and construction. This event is free to attend and there will be an opportunity to interact with the panel and get the information you need so we encourage all parents to log on during their lunchbreak and get the relevant information from the experts.”

Joining the panel are Kevin Doolin, Chamber Vice President and Executive Director at the Walton Institute; Eoin Gill, CALMAST; Ronan O’Brien, Construction Industry Federation; Stephen Rooney, Engineering the South East; Albert Byrne, Head of Apprenticeship and Skills at SETU and Edmond Connelly, South East Regional Skills Forum.

This event is just one of a number of events being organised by Waterford Chamber as part of Toys4Engineers Week.

“To compliment the parents’ seminar, we also have a career guidance seminar for second-level students on Friday, October 7th, which can be streamed live into classrooms. This was attended by over 800 students last year and was a very inspiring and informative session.

“The highlight of the week is our Live Conference & Expo, where we will be joined by companies from all over the country showcasing their latest innovations and technologies. We invite parents to come along to the live event, which is free to attend and speak with the companies who are only too happy to discuss career opportunities.

“We also have a live conference with a host of leading experts who will present on all things green energy. This commences at 10am and again is free to attend and open to all.

“We are delighted to be back at SETU Arena this year after a three year absence and are grateful to our partners Engineering the South East and event sponsor Energia for their support.”

For more information on Toys4Engineers Week, see www.toys4engineers.ie.

Register for the seminar here.