Information and Contact Details for TY initiatives relating to User Scenario #1 (Summer & Winter Schools)

Transition Year Initiatives – CIT User Scenario #1 (Summer and Winter Schools)

  1. Entrepreneurial Summer Camp @ CIT
    1. Takes place in the Rubicon Centre, CIT for one week each Summer
    2. 25 young entrepreneurs from Cork city and county will learn entrepreneurial skills over a 5-day period
    3. Aimed at 14-16 year olds and admission is free
    4. Students meet and mentored by entrepreneurs from the Rubicon Centre, CIT’S Entrepreneur in residence Kieran Moynihan, CIT Lecturers and also guest speakers from industry
    5. Students generate business ideas in teams, learn how to research and understand the market and also how social media impacts on business today. The camp also has a series of practical workshops for students
    6. Contact:


  1. CEEN – Campus Entrepreneurship Enterprise Network
    1. The Irish National Network for promoting and developing entrepreneurship and enterprise at 3rd level
    2. It aims to create a sustainable national platform for raising the profile, extending engagement and further developing entrepreneurship across the Irish HEI sector
    3. Projects: (i) National Educators Programme, (ii) Educators Workshop, (iii) The Engaged Student Project, (iv) Entrepreneurship Scholarship Scheme, (v) New Product Commercialization Module, (vi) Spark Social Enterprise Awards
    4. Contact: 042 937 0413; (External Services Manager @ DIT)
    5. CEEN @ CIT – (Hicks Centre) – “Engaging Students through Enterprise Societies Seminar” – Seminar showcases the outputs from the Engaged Student Project – CIT Founding Members, Dr. Breda Kenny; Carol O’ Leary


  1. BT Young Scientist and Tech Exhibition
    1. Contact:; 0800 924 362
    2. Three competitions – Junior (1st Years), Intermediate (2nd & 3rd Years), Senior (TY, 5th & 6th Years)
    3. Over 100 prizes to be won including the BT Young Scientist Award and the chance to represent Ireland at the EU Contest for Young Scientists
    4. Categories: Biological and Ecological Sciences; Chemical, Physical and Mathematical Sciences; Social and Behavioural Sciences; Technology


  1. Engineers “Best in Class” Education Excellence Award
    1. Cork’s Mechanical, Manufacturing and Biomedical Engineering Exhibition serves as the primary showcase for undergraduate and postgraduate engineering and multi-disciplinary student projects, industrial research projects and industrial training facilities within the school and institute
    2. 200 stands; the largest and most comprehensive educational engineering exhibition in Ireland and Europe
    3. Acts as a promotional tool to encourage second-level students to consider careers in engineering and science with schools travelling to the event from all over Ireland each year
    4. Contact:, 021 432 6505 – Head of faculty of Engineering and Science; Norma Welch – Administrator – – 021 433 5450


  1. Young Social Innovators
    1. Promote education for social innovation
    2. Bring about social change; involvement of active, creative citizens; challenge young people to turn their own wisdom and ideas into action to bring about a more caring, equal and fair world
    3. Speak Out Tour (Senior Students – second level)
    4. Young Social Innovators of the Year Awards – Dublin each year
    5. Contact: 01 645 8030;


  1. “Make-a-wish” Schools Entrepreneurship Awards
    1. Designed to encourage students to develop their entrepreneurial skills
    2. Students can take part by developing a min-company, running an event or taking part in a challenge
    3. Their project can involve an individual or group effort
    4. Winning entries are invited to an awards ceremony in Dublin next February. Deadline for entries is 21st December 2016
    5. Entries are judged on – (i) creativity/entrepreneurship, (ii) marketing/communications, (iii) commerciality, (iv) funds raised
    6. Contact: 01 205 2007


  1. “Science includes me” TY Mentoring Week
    1. Week long programmes which run in September, October and November of the school year
    2. 20 students from different schools participate each week
    3. Each programme is developed alongside the current exhibition in the science gallery
    4. Students participate in workshops, hands on experiments, lab visits, exhibition tours, presentations, talks, quizzes and more
    5. They also get the chance to develop project ideas for upcoming exhibitions and events
    6. Contact:


  1. Social Entrepreneurs Ireland – Awards Programme
    1. Open call for applicants followed by a multi-stage selection process determine what projects they will support that year
    2. Two Programmes: (i) Impact Programme for projects that are already established and (ii) Elevator Programme for new projects
    3. Contact: 01 685 3191,


  1. Young Entrepreneur Programme
    1. Has been run in secondary schools, 3rd level institutes, held 25 events and seen 3400 students complete a course in entrepreneurship
    2. It has now altered its delivery and will be run independently in schools using tailored YEP resources (i.e. online)
    3. Contact: 066 979 1437,


  1. Young Entrepreneurship Programme
    1. Primary Schools
    2. Joint venture between nurture entrepreneurs Ltd, and Mary I in Limerick
    3. Introduces enterprise education to 5th and 6th year students
    4. Over 1500 have completed the Junior Entrepreneurship Programme to date


  1. Anyone4Science
    1. It was established in 2005 to provide fun hands-on science and engineering activities for 8-12 year olds but they now they cater for children from the age of 4 and they even run some events for adults
    2. Activities: camps/workshops; after school clubs; birthday parties; school visits; corporate events; scouts/guides/clubs
    3. Contact: 087 674 9608; 0404 40563;;


  1. STEPS to Engineering
    1. Collaboration with smart futures and SFI
    2. Free Engineering Visits to Primary School – Presentation, Activity and Q&A Session and a Primary School Competition to win a STEM interactive show or workshop for the winning school
    3. Secondary School – Free Engineer visits, Engineering your Future TY Programme, Teacher 12 slide presentations, Career videos from Smart Futures, Maths resources – competitions, tutorials and videos, Engineers Week (March 4-10th 2017)
    4. Contact: 01 665 1340





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