Ireland’s largest provider of apprenticeship training schemes, TU Dublin, is to host an Open Day to encourage more women to consider a career in a craft trade on Thursday, 12 March 2020 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm in the Linenhall.
Organised by the Access to Apprenticeship (ATA) team, the event is in celebration of International Women's Day. Exhibitors at the Open Day will include several Irish employers interested in hiring women apprentices in a range of sectors including transport, electrical, engineering and construction industries. Attendees will be invited to tour classrooms and workshops and will get the opportunity to speak one-to-one with staff about the different kinds of apprenticeships that might suit their interests. They can also register for the ATA Try a Trade event on Thursday, 19 March 2020.
The ATA team will also be on hand to discuss the pre-apprentice training programme which is currently seeking applications from young people aged 16-24. The scheme runs for 12-weeks during which participants can find out for themselves what is involved in being an apprentice. For instance, the Skill Sampling module introduces hands-on experience in many apprenticeship areas. The course also includes a two-week work placement, an invaluable experience that helps the students understand what is expected of them before they commit to an apprenticeship.
What: Women in Apprenticeships
When: Thursday, 12 March 2020, 11 am-1 pm
Where: TU Dublin, Linenhall (opposite the University's Bolton Street building)
The event is free with refreshments available, but please register on Eventbrite.