St. Kilian's Community School, Ballywaltrim, Bray

College & Careers Awareness Week 2022

Sun, Dec 4th, 2022

Update on Days 1 & 2

College & Careers Week at St Kilian’s CS has got off to a great start. A number of past pupils returned to St Kilian’s to share their career stories. Oran O'Toole kicked off the week with an excellent talk on his role as an advanced paramedic in the fire brigade and emergency services. @Brian Devlin and Dr. @Daniel Crean both work in the biomedical field and shared their  journeys from St Kilians to careers in radiography and biomedical research respectively.  Mikolaj Piotrowski also a past pupil shared his experience of the Trinity Access Program, studying for an engineering degree and his current role as a process engineer at Intel Corporation.
The local Colleges of Further Education are also big supporters of our careers week and I would like to thank Stephen Murphy and
LucyTierney for their very interesting presentations on the fitness and beauty programs at Sallynoggin College of Further Education. A special thanks also to Paul Cruise for  his comprehensive talk on a broad range of apprenticeships from construction to catering and IT to Retail and Accounting offered by KWETB.
Sean Cryan from Bray Institute of Further Education had a really interesting take on all things legal. Students heard of the multiple entry routes into career as a solicitor, barrister and judge, how to transition to a career in education and the importance of following your passion. . And last but not least, thank you to Michael Conlon for his very informative presentation on careers in engineering Technological University Dublin.

Report on Days 3, 4 & 5

The final three days of careers week at St Kilian’s CS were really exciting and informative for 60+ leaving certificate and senior cycle students who gained insights into a variety of careers and education opportunities available to them.
Thanks so much to Aidan HeynesDell Technologies,  Ben Brown RocheSetanta CollegeDr. Marie Morris ,Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland @Adam Burke, Jigsaw - The National Centre for Youth Mental HealthOscar Yeoh, UCD, @David Gallagher Amgen and Corey Bishop Amgen and Sharon O'Reilly EVROS all past pupils  who shared their experience of building their careers in a broad range of disciplines, including computer science, solutions engineering, IT recruitment and cyber security, strength and conditioning, youth mental health, nursing and education and manufacturing. Thank you Paul Collins Elavon Europe for your insights into Cyber and Information security.
Thanks also to Lorraine Dunster Access Office, University College DublinKaren Campbell National College of IrelandAlison Moore SETU Extended CampusEmer Shortall BIFE, Jessica Mckeown Fastrack into Information Technology (FIT) who clarified entry and access routes to appfenticeships, Further and Higher Education.  Thanks also to all the teachers at St Kilian's who facilitated students attending these career talks.
All in all, a great week for students at St Kilian's Community School.
#careeers #Leavingcertificatestudents #career #planning #supportingstudents

Download college-&-careers-awareness-week-schedule-2022.pdf

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You can download the full programme here.

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