Longford business woman Anne Heraty will be keynote speaker at science breakfast seminar

Alan Walsh

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Alan Walsh

Longford business woman Anne Heraty will be keynote speaker at science breakfast seminar

Longford business woman Anne Heraty, Founder & CEO of Cpl Resources Plc.

Longford business woman Anne Heraty, Founder & CEO of Cpl Resources Plc, will be the keynote speaker at science breakfast seminar on Wednesday, November 16 in the Sheraton Hotel, Athlone. 

Young graduates, Phd level researchers, education influencers and businesses from around the Midlands region are invited to attend the free breakfast meeting as part of this year’s Midlands Science Festival in partnership with Abbott's diagnostics business in Longford.

The goal of the Midlands Science Festival is to focus on increasing Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths literacy among the Midlands population. The festival wants to take science out of the lab and into other more relaxed environments, giving people a variety of ways to explore the world around them, exchange ideas and find out just how critical science is to everyday life.

Anne Heraty, Founder & CEO of Cpl Resources Plc is a highly effective business leader from the world of recruitment and will address this breakfast event as the keynote speaker.

Anne, who is originally from Ballinalee, will speak about how critical it is that we work together to continue to inspire the next generation of scientists and to ensure that the right types of skills are readily available to existing and future employers.

The audience can also look forward to also hearing from Plant Manager of Abbott Diagnostics Longford, Mr Ciaran Corcoran and a staff member who will talk about her career at Abbott.

Plant manager of Abbot Diagnostics Longford, Ciaran Corcoran said,

"Educational events like the Midlands Science Festival are starting to have real impact in terms of encouraging more young people to consider science when pursuing a place at third level. We recruit graduates and postgraduates from a broad range of disciplines including Engineering, Quality Systems, Science and Supply Chain so they are a really important part of our talent pool. It is extremely important that as a company, we continue to promote the importance of science based subjects and find diverse ways to engage with as many young people as possible to ensure they are aware of the many potential career opportunities available in the Midlands in this field."

Science Week is a free, family-friendly, programme of events which allows people of all ages to discover something new, participate in a large number of hands-on science and technology activities and see a whole host of live performances by science enthusiasts and communicators, corporate partners, business and science experts.

This networking event is the perfect opportunity for local businesses to make connections with other like-minded business people in the region, for graduates to hear about potential career opportunities and learn from experienced keynote speakers in an enjoyable atmosphere at the Sheraton Hotel.
Anne Heraty, Founder & CEO of Cpl Resources Plc said:

"Cpl is delighted to support the Midlands Science Festival and National Science Week as one of our key priorities is to promote the importance of science and technology skills amongst the next generation.  This event provides an opportunity not only to talk about skills and science education promotion but it is also a forum to bring the relevant business people together and focus on the necessity to grow the existing talent base and ensure we keep the current skills challenge at the forefront."

Places are limited so please remember to book. See www.midlandssciencefestival. com for details.