Who? Clare County Council currently employs 41 engineers and 22 technicians across a range of disciplines required in the delivery of quality public services.
Clare County Council was the first Local Authority accredited under Engineers Ireland CPD Accreditation Scheme and has always been a strong advocate for the benefits of community and social involvement by its staff. Clare County Council have been active in Engineers Week and other such programmes for many years now and will continue to play their part in such worthwhile initiatives.
What? Clare County Council coordinated a school visit to a local primary school and organised an on-site visit to Council HQ as part of Engineers Week 2015.
Where? Clare County Council HQ, New Road, Ennis, Co. Clare
When? Tuesday 10th and Thursday 12th February 2015
Why? Clare County Council employ a large number of engineers and see Engineers Week as a worthwhile investment in terms of stimulating the minds of tomorrow’s engineers. Additionally, there is an associated benefit for our own staff — who participate in terms of presentation skills, social responsibility, etc — and for raising awareness of the engineering profession in general.
31 6th class students from C.B.S Ennis visited the Council Offices on the 12th February during Engineers Week 2015. Students were impressed when brought to the Council Chamber for their presentation. They were advised of the various roles carried out by Engineers in Clare County Council. These included presentations on Roads, Water Treatment, Housing, Environment and Emergency Services. Students were given a goodie bag of wrist bands, pens and T-shirts as prizes for each question asked.
They also heard from the Mayor of Clare, Cllr. Johnny Flynn, who is himself a retired County Council Engineer.