Smart Futures offers FREE talks for post-primary schools across the country, from volunteers working in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). This is a great way to inspire your students and support them before they make subject choices for Senior Cycle.






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



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 exists in these areas.

Smart Futures offers free career talks to all post-primary schools in Ireland to give guidance counsellors and students the chance to ask practical questions about working in STEM, 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.

Teachers, counsellors, TY Coordinators, etc. can register via the ‘Resources’ section of and request career talks at any time of the year. Talks are typically 40 minutes, taking place in your classroom. STEM volunteers can also attend parent evenings.

These talks are great for inspiring students to think differently about school subjects, life after school and to look beyond stereotypes. Why not book your talk now for:

        •  Science Week (13-20 Nov 2016)

        •  College Awareness Week (21-27 Nov 2016)

•   Engineers Week (4 -10 March 2017)

•   Tech Week (April 2017)

Visit to read 100+ 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.

Smart Futures STEM careers roadshows will be taking place at many of the Institutes of Technology during SciFest in 2017!

If you experience any difficulty in completing the registration form or requesting a talk, please contact Smart Futures on (01) 6073028 or who can help with your request or answer any queries.

Volunteer visits must always be supervised by another adult. Smart Futures volunteers do not require Garda Vetting, in accordance with the National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Act 2012, as occasional guest speakers do not constitute “coaching, mentoring, counselling, teaching or training of children” as confirmed by Volunteer Ireland.

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