Help­ing Kerry stu­dents on their way

The Kerryman (North Kerry) - - NEWS - By TADHGEVANS

THIS is the fourth year of the Col­lege Aware­ness Week, and the Kerry Branch of the In­sti­tute of Guid­ance Coun­sel­lors (ICG) has or­gan­ised a ca­reers fair and par­ent in­for­ma­tion talks to co­in­cide with this.

Sched­uled for Wed­nes­day, Novem­ber 21, in Kil­lar­ney’s Great South­ern Ho­tel, the event is open to the pub­lic and sec­ond-level schools, Kerry Branch of Guid­ance Coun­sel­lors PRO Ni­amh O’Dwyer ex­plained to The Ker­ry­man this week, and it will take place from 9am to 3pm on the day at an ad­mis­sion price of €3.

“Uni­ver­si­ties and In­sti­tutes of Tech­nol­ogy from through­out Ire­land will have stands at the event, as well as some col­leges from the UK and Europe,” she said. “Post-Leav­ing Cer­tifi­cate Col­leges (PLCs) from Kerry, Cork and Lim­er­ick will be rep­re­sented as well as agri­cul­tural col­leges, the De­fence Forces and An Garda Síochána, and or­gan­i­sa­tions pro­vid­ing ap­pren­tice­ship train­ing such as Kerry Ed­u­ca­tion and Train­ing Board.”

There will also be rep­re­sen­ta­tives from grants and ac­cess schemes, with talks on PLCs, ap­pren­tice­ships, the CAO sys­tem, and more also tak­ing place through­out the day, while a se­ries of free in­for­ma­tion talks for par­ents have been sched­uled from 7pm at the same venue on Novem­ber 20.

“There are lots of op­tions out there, and Col­lege Aware­ness Week en­cour­ages peo­ple of all ages to con­sider fur­ther ed­u­ca­tion as part of their fu­ture,” Ms Dwyer said.

Fur­ther in­for­ma­tion is avail­able from Ms Dwyer at (087) 980 1105; at www.face­book. com/col­legeaware; on Twit­ter @col­lege­ware; and on In­sta­gram at­sta­ col­legeaware.

FRONT: Ni­cole Wil­liams, St Brigid’s Kil­lar­ney; Éabha Dwyer, Pobalscoil Sli­abh Luachra.BACK: Caoimhe Crow­ley, Kil­lar­ney Com­mu­nity Col­lege; Kian Crow­ley, St Bren­dan’s Col­lege Kil­lar­ney; Molly Doyle, Pobalscoil Sli­abh Luachra; and teacher Ni­amh Dwyer, Pobalscoil Sli­abh Luachra

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