Ireland’s national festival of technology aimed at students, parents and the public, takes place all over Ireland from tomorrow until the 28th April.
Organised by the ICS Foundation, the social enterprise arm of the Irish Computer Society, and funded by Science Foundation Ireland, this exciting week of events will see more than 100,000 students take part in a range of fun activities including the finals of several Tech Week events.
Another key event happening during this year’s Tech Week is IT Professionals Day, which is aimed at celebrating the value and status of the IT profession in Ireland and internationally. Supported by the European Commission, the lCS will be joined in this event by colleagues in Malta, Spain and Italy. The event will also formally launch the National Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition.
Speaking today, CEO of the Irish Computer Society, Jim Friars said, "This is an opportunity to help prepare our young students with 21st-century skills and strong, creative minds. By creating a hands-on, memorable experience that encourages participation, problem solving and real world application, we can make learning fun and set students – our professionals and leaders of tomorrow – on a course to pursue careers in emerging STEM fields."