Belfast City Airport runs Engineers of the Future event for schools

  • Belfast City Airport ran its Engineers of the Future event this week, encouraging students from Lagan College to consider a career in engineering.

    It's Engineers Week this week, and Belfast City Airport has been keen to engage the next generation of students and hopefully inspire them to pursue a future career in the field. The airport hosted a group of 30 students from Lagan College as part of a series of initiatives organised throughout Engineers Week.

    The students experienced a day in the life of an engineer at Belfast City Airport and saw presentations from management and staff at the facility, along with talks from the National Air Traffic Services, and Todd Architects, the designers of the recently revamped airport terminal.

    Chris Horner, Capital Projects and Engineering Manager at Belfast City Airport, is keen to engage students early when they can choose an Engineering GCSE. He commented: "Engineers Week is a fantastic opportunity for Belfast City Airport to partner with local schools and stakeholders to promote necessary skills for the future and spark an interest in the world of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM)."

    Caroline Spillane, Director General of Engineers Ireland, espoused the broader benefits of Engineers Week, saying "Engineers Week is a chance for parents and young people to find out more about the many career opportunities available within the engineering sector and learn about the kind of skills that qualified engineers can build on as they move through their careers."

    Source: Written based on press release

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