MINISTER HALLIGAN LAUNCHES TECH WEEK 2017 30 March 2017
This year’s Tech Week is happening on 22nd -28th April 2017 with a variety of nationwide events
The Minister of State for Training, Skills and Innovation, John Halligan TD, today launched Tech Week 2017, Ireland’s national festival of technology aimed at students, parents and the public, which takes place all over Ireland this year from 22-28 April.
Organised by the ICS Foundation, the social enterprise arm of the Irish Computer Society, and sponsored 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.
Speaking at the launch of Tech Week 2017, Minister Halligan said: “The Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation is delighted to support Tech Week through Science Foundation Ireland’s Discover Programme. It is vital that we work to inspire and motivate our young people to develop an interest in technology, science and engineering, so that they are not just passive consumers, but feel empowered to become the inventors and pioneers of tomorrow. I would encourage everyone to take part in the many events happening nationwide, and to consider the valuable role of technology in our economy and society today.”
Tech Week provides hands-on opportunities to learn about how computing and related technology are shaping every area of life. The aim is to stimulate thinking around future opportunities for study and careers in technology, through learning in the wider areas of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects.
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