This month, Intel Ireland launched a pilot program for Transition Year Students, The Intel Experience Week, which ran from May 6th to May 9th for a group of 11 students from across a number of different participating schools.
The Intel Experience Week brings together a group of students for a week-long, interactive program which gives them the opportunity to experience a number of workshops and facilitated sessions in which they are provided with an insight into the world of engineering, science and technology. This program is split between two locations; the Science Gallery, Trinity College Dublin and the Intel Campus, Leixlip, offering students the chance to not only see many aspects of what we do at Intel but to gain an insight into the broader opportunities of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).
The pilot program facilitated a group of 11 Transition Year students who came from secondary schools in Dublin, Kildare and Meath. The students attended the Science Gallery in Dublin on the first day of the program where they got to visit the CRANN Institute, of which is a leading research partner, as well as experience the current exhibitions at the Gallery and to participate in design workshops which for example challenged the students to make a variety of items from basic materials.
The students spent the remainder of the week with Intel’s training department learning about the types of technical work that is completed at the Intel campus in our fabrication and lab environments on a daily basis. The group also had the chance to put theory into practice when they were given the opportunity to work on some of the Intel training rigs. These included vacuums, wiring circuit boards and pneumatic systems.
The 11 Transition Year students spent the last day of their work experience meeting with Intel employees from a number of different business groups in order to learn a little more about the diversity of functions represented at Intel. Students heard from representatives of our Human Resources, Materials, Research, Labs, Corporate Services, PC Services and Engineering departments to learn more about the various different roles here at Intel.
Speaking about the Experience Week pilot program Intel Ireland Communications Manager Sarah Sexton said, “Transition Year provides young students with a valuable opportunity to engage in the world of work and we were really keen at Intel to develop a program that would provide these students with a meaningful experience linked to the areas of science, technology and engineering. We are very pleased with the outcome of the pilot experience week and look forward to offering the program again during the 2014-2015 academic year”.
To find out more about the Intel Experience Week and how you can apply, please visit www.intel.ie.
Intel Experience Week students Eoin O’Donnell, Cian O’Donnell and Michael Regan work on some of the training rigs with Intel Training Co-ordinator, Tom Maher.
The first Intel Experience Students receive their certificates of completion on the last day of their program
Further images can be found here: Intel Experience Week – an album on Flickr
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