Pathways, a colleges and careers event being hosted by the Galway Advertiser, will take place in The Galmont Hotel, Galway, on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. We will also be producing a comprehensive Education Supplement in all our papers the week before the event.
The objective of the event will be to inform students in the West of Ireland on the further education, training and employment options available to them when they leave school.
Many third level colleges from all over Ireland, and businesses from the West of Ireland, will be exhibiting at the event. It will be a most informative event for all senior cycle second level students, ie. Leaving Certs, Fifth years and TY students. The event will also allow minimum disruption to the school day
The organisers have lined up a number of very exciting speakers from both the education and industry sectors, including a number of speakers from local technology companies who will talk about their own experiences working in the STEM area.
These include DXC's Taryn Schuller; Fidelity Investments' Karen Conway; IBM's Orla Collins IBM DXC Clare Gallagher SMARTBEAR's Lorna Smyth, and The UX Studio's Rachel O’Donnell.
Speakers at the event will also include Heads of GMIT departments of Natural Sciences, Heritage and Tourism, Humanities, Applied Languages and Communications, Creative Arts and Media and Culinary Arts and Services Industries. Lecturers from the School of Law and The College of Engineering from NUIG.
There will also be talks on the CAO, apprenticeships, PLC courses and careers in nursing, the gardai, army and other areas. Exhibiting colleges include TCD, UCD, DCU, NUIG, GMIT, Limerick University, Maynooth University, AIT, Sligo IT, Limerick IT, GRETB and many more.
A number of local businesses will also be exhibiting on the day including Fidelity Investments, Corrib Oil, technology companies, hotels and financial institutions among others.