Students’ Professionalism is Praised at Careers Day

Students’ Professionalism is Praised at Careers Day

Careers Day at Ennis Community CollegeOn Thursday 24th October, a Careers Day was held at Ennis Community College and Gaelcholáiste an Chláir. The aim of the event was for the students to have the opportunity to speak with people from various careers and get an insight into the world of work.

The event was organised by the 5th Year Leaving Cert Vocational Programme (LCVP) students of both schools assisted by teachers Ann Considine and Elizabeth Moroney They invited representatives of a variety of careers to attend and answer questions about career opportunities, qualifications needed and their daily work.

20 different professionals attended the event including the Army, Solicitors, Engineers, HR, Catering, a Fitness Instructor, a Firefighter, a Nurse and representatives of 3rd Level Colleges.

In addition to benefiting from the advice of the professionals, the students also gained from their own experience of organising the event. The LCVP programme aims help students develop their social, job-related and technical skills. It combines the virtues of academic study with an added focus on self-directed learning, enterprise, work and the community.

Participants at the event paid tribute to the students organisational and people skills. David Casey of John Casey & Co Solicitors described the event as very professional, praising “the general politeness and courtesy of all the students and the superb way the day was run”.

“The experience for me was hugely positive” said Mr Casey.

Pat collins of Intel advising students at Careers Day at Ennis Community College / Gaelcholáiste an Chláir

 

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