Breaking: EMPOWER Summer Programme Inspires the Next Generation of Innovators and Entrepreneurs at LIT Tipp campus

Noel Dundon

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Minister for Education & Skills, Richard Bruton TD, launches the EMPOWER Summer Programme accompanied by pupils from Coláiste Mhuire Co-Ed, Thurles and CBS Thurles.

Free Summer Camps for Transition Year, 5th & 6th year students @ MIC & LIT

Following on from the very successful ‘EMPOWER’ summer programme last year, Mary Immaculate College (MIC) and Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) are delighted to announce that the FREE ‘EMPOWER’ Summer programme 2018 in Entrepreneurial and Scientific Thinking, Creativity, Design and; Innovation, is open once again to second-level students (Transition Year, 5th & 6th year) in the region.

The 5 day ‘EMPOWER’ Summer Camp initiative, which is funded by the HEA, is being run collaboratively between MIC and LIT in both their Limerick and Tipperary Campuses and onsite in local industries in the region with the Tipperary Camp running from the 16 – 20 of July

The delivery and content of the camps are designed to answer the vision and goals set out in “Ireland’s National Skills Strategy 2025” and the “Action Plan for Education 2017” in preparing students in developing 21st century transferrable skills. The camps aim to promote innovation, communication, personal effectiveness, critical and creative thinking, and working with others, which are prioritised in the Framework for Junior and Senior Cycle Education through a variety of inquiry-based, student-centred, teaching and learning pedagogies focusing on observations and opening their eyes to the world around them; listening and empathy; social awareness and; problem solving.

Register via Eventbrite.  Tipperary: https:// empowerinnovationprogrammethur les.eventbrite.com