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SETU In-Person CPD Engagment Programme for Industry

CPD Engagment Programme for Industry

SETU Carlow Department of Built Environment is running a New In-person CPD Engagment Programme for IndustryTU Arena, Waterford.

The programme consists of 4 CPD seminars throughout the year. Each session will have an interactive workshop element that will ensure there is collaboration and peer to peer learning benefits for candidates.

Overview of Seminars:

  1. 10th March           Applying Assertiveness in the Construction Industry
  2. 16th June              Understanding Site Investigations
  3. 29th September   Geothermal Energy
  4. 24th November    Applying modern surveying and GPS techniques in Civil Engineering and Construction Projects

Benefits of CPD:

  • Keeping skills up to date
  • Linking learning to practice
  • Ensure credentials remain current

Seminar 1: Applying Assertiveness in the Construction Industry

Acquire the tools and skills to apply Assertive Behaviour to better defend your interests and attain your goals without upsetting others.  For further information click here.

Recent Events

Engineering / Manufacturing Breakfast Briefings

Engineering the South East recently held breakfast briefings in Carlow, Waterford and Wexford organised in conjunction with South East Regional Skills Forum & South East Technological University.

These events were designed to brief those in the engineering and manufacturing industries on new and upcoming upskilling opportunities available to their staff. Representatives from SETU, Skillnets and the local Education & Training Board were in attendance to discuss training needs and offerings.


If you missed our breakfast briefings and would like some advice on training opportunities get in touch with us today.

Recent Events

 Attracting Interns and Graduates for Engineering

Recruitment and retention is a huge problem for our Cluster members so we recently ran an event for our regional SME`S
who we interested in learning what measures they can put in place to strengthen their position
as attractive employers for young graduates

Benefits of the initiative:

  • Clarification of what Internships or placements should involve from the employers perspective
  • Creating awareness of recruitment timelines that work for both student and employer
  • What Recruitment Programmes are and why they work
  • Best practice for recruitment & retention of graduates (activity that employers need to be doing)
  • Clarification to industry exactly what skills a graduate will have (ie what they will know, both when qualified and at the different stages of their degree)


Impacts of the initiative:

Companies are taking more initiative in their long-term recruitment strategy. Companies realise the value of getting students working in their business before they actually graduate. To avail of this the IoT’s offer a function to advertise Part-Time work for engineering students so that companies can start creating relationships with potential talent early.

We are working on an initiative to get Cluster members utilising the “Final Year Project” as a tool to increase engagement with students and bring more relevance to their project.

ESE is working with some of the Cluster member companies on a series of lunch box talks where some of their staff will present to the engineering students themselves.


Companies involved:
  • Delmec
  • PB Machine Tech
  • Pneumatics & Sensors Ireland
  • Bolster Group
  • BRG Geological
  • Carlow Toolmaking
  • Seerys Foods
  • Murphy Precast
  • Clancy Construction
  • Airconmech
  • Oglesby and Butler
  • CDS Metalwork / Duggan Lynch
  • Horan Automation

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