Smart Futures provides access to role models and careers information in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) to increase the level of STEM subject and career uptake. Over 200 Industry members work with Smart Futures, delivering STEM programmes.






Smart Futures is a government-industry programme that provides secondary school students in Ireland with access to role models working in science, technology, engineering and   maths (STEM).


Large scale volunteer organisations exist, such as Engineers Ireland, Business in the Community, Junior Achievement Ireland, the Ada Lovelace Initiative and Connecting Women in Technology, that are working with industry to bring role models into schools. Should you wish to have a role model come to speak at your school please contact one of these partners listed above or Smart Futures directly at

Keeping up to-date on the many careers available in science, technology, engineering and maths isn’t easy. It’s an ever-changing landscape, with multiple routes to entry and a high demand for graduates in these areas.

Smart Futures offers free Resources to all post-primary students in Ireland to give them the chance to discover the diversity within the world of STEM through our career profiles and resources, demonstrating that all kinds of people work in STEM; from designing video games to medical devices, food science to sport and even helping save lives through cancer research and battling climate change.

Smart Futures STEM careers roadshows will be taking place at many of the colleges  during SciFest@College in 2018! These roadshows will ensure facetime for teachers and students with STEM role models across the country.

     •  Science Week (12 - 19 Nov 2017)

     •  College Awareness Week (20 - 26 Nov 2017)

•   Engineers Week (24 Feb - 2 Mar 2018)

•   Tech Week (22 - 28 Apr 2018)

Visit to read 200+ STEM career stories, watch videos, access free downloadable career infographics and help students learn more about the many exciting and diverse STEM career opportunities in Ireland. Keep an eye on the Smart Futures website to get the latest news of STEM events nationwide for all ages.

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