National Career Skills Awards 2017

Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton TD, today attended the National Career Skills Competition 2017 Awards Ceremony, which took place in The Clock Tower at the Department of Education and Skills in Dublin City Centre.

The national competition is sponsored by McDonald’s Ireland and run by CareersPortal.ie.

 

Minister Bruton congratulated the winners of the 2017 National Careers Skills competition across all categories, and commended their development of career skills, commenting “It’s not just school to college anymore – we are seeing far more pathways opening up including new apprenticeships” “Work placements are the bridge between education & training, and employers.”

About the National Career Skill Competition

This is a national competition with entries coming from all over the country. Separate categories and prizes are awarded to students from the Leaving Cert Programme (LC), Leaving Cert Vocational Programme (LCVP), Leaving Certificate Applied Programme (LCA) and the Transition Year Programme. There is a special category for the best entries through the medium of Irish. The competition was expanded last year to include Adult Learners in Further Education who are undertaking a Work Experience module as part of the course work for their QQI Level 4 and Level 5 Awards.

Each of the students in the winning categories won an Apple MacBook Air, with great prizes also for those for those in second and third place. The winning schools in the 2nd level categories came away with €1,000 for their school programmes.

Presentations were made at a ceremony at the Department of Education and Skills .

Eabha Ní Fhlaithearta won First Prize in the Leaving Cert Programme (LC), Leaving Cert Vocational Programme (LCVP), Leaving Certificate Applied Programme (LCA) category.

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Pictured on right is LCVP Winner Éabha Ní Fhlaithearta from Coláiste Einde, Co. Galway with Minister for Education & Skills Richard Bruton TD at the National Career Skills 2017 awards ceremony.


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