Engineering week – Abbot visit

This week is Engineering Week in the school. To celebrate this, there are a number of guest speakers scheduled for Gaelcholáiste Chéitinn and Coláiste Cluain Meala . The first visit of the week was from Medical Equipment Manufacturer –  Abbott. STEN subjects play a large role in the education of our pupils in both schools and the aim of this week is to highlight to students their importance in the working world.

Guest speakers Linda Corbett and Carmel Dunlea from Abbott Clonmel talking to GCC Senior Students on what it is like to be an engineer with Abbott and the career paths they took to become engineers. They showed students a stent and how it worked along with a vessel closure device. These devices are used world wide and made here in Clonmel!

Linda Corbett shows CCM students a stent after giving a talk to them about being an engineer and her career path into engineering and working with Abbott. Some 5th year students get a closer look at a vessel closure device.


We would like to thank Abbott for taking time out of their busy schedule and talking to our students today.