Going Further; Options After Secondary School

A key event for parents & students of TY, 5th and 6th years

On Wednesday 2nd May at 7pm in the Newpark Hotel Kilkenny, students and parents are invited to hear key note speakers give information on what to expect and the options after secondary school.

St. Canice’s will also be launching their new Scholarship Programme for 3rd level education on the night.

Key Speakers will be:

MARY QUIRKE           R.G.N. R.M. D.C.G. M.A. Member of IGC
Mary, owner of ‘Career Confidence’ is a qualified career guidance counsellor for over 20 years & has huge knowledge of the world of work today as well as learning, courses, colleges, universities . Her experience focuses on situations where teenagers face choices, challenges and unexpected opportunities, where they have to learn from failure and turn negative into a positive. She will speak about career guidance, subject choice, CAO.

LORNA FITZPATRICK  President at IT Carlow Students’ Union Lorna currently represents over 7,500 students across three campuses of Institute of Technology Carlow. Lorna has been very active on a local and national level representing members of ITCSU. Lorna is very passionate about ensuring students have access to high quality education in a supportive and challenging environment. She will speak about going to college, costs and grants.

DANIEL TWOMEY – PhD Fellow – Trinity College Dublin – Daniel Twomey is an advocate and spokesperson for overall well-being. He is a qualified PE teacher and Personal Trainer but his passion lies within the field of mental health. A graduate of The University of Limerick and Waterford Institute of Technology, he is currently completing my Doctorate in Trinity College Dublin. He will speak about mental health, well being & how to manage stress for both parents and students in the run up to exams.

TOM McWEY – Business Development Officer with St. Canice’s Credit Union. Tom has many years’ experience within the financial & business world. As well as working in IT Carlow, he is currently completing his QFA qualification, in-between managing his home farm and attaining his Green Cert. Tom has in depth knowledge of all of the financial products on offer to Students and Parents for funding college life. He will be speaking about the cost of financing 3rd Level Education and Student Loans options with low interest rates available from St Canice’s Credit Union.

Speaking about the event CEO of St. Canice’s CU; Claire Lawton said “this is set to be a key event in planning for a students’ next step after secondary school. I would encourage all TY, 5th & 6th year students & their parents attend this free event, which will definitely help with the process of transitioning to a new life after a school life”.

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