The countdown is on to Pathways

Just twenty six days to go to west’s largest education and careers event

Whether you are sitting the Leaving Cert this June, thinking about what subjects to choose for senior cycle, or planning your next steps in college or your career, now is the time to plan a trip to Pathways. Organised by the Galway Advertiser group, this event promises something for everyone planning their next steps.

The country's largest educational institutions will be at the event, offering advice on everything from PLC courses and apprenticeships to undergraduate degrees in all disciplines.

Many of the west's biggest employers will also be on board, offering information and advice on how best to secure work in some of the most popular industries across both the public and private sectors.

The event will feature an impressive line-up of talks covering everything you need to know about further education and training. Speakers will include heads of GMIT's departments of Natural Sciences; Heritage and Tourism; Humanities; Applied Languages and Communications; Creative Arts and Media; and Culinary Arts and Hospitality. Lecturers from NUI Galway's School of Law and the College of Engineering from NUIG will also be speaking at the event.

Talks will cover vital areas such as the CAO, apprenticeships, and PLC courses, along with careers in nursing, the Garda Síochána, the Army, and other public sector areas.

Exhibiting colleges include TCD, UCD, DCU, NUI Galway, GMIT, University of Limerick, Maynooth University, AIT, Sligo IT, Limerick IT, GRETB.

Local businesses exhibiting at the event will include Fidelity Investments, Corrib Oil, and a range of technology companies, hotels, and financial institutions.

There is also an exciting line-up of female speakers who will discuss their own experiences building a career in STEM. These include Taryn Schuller of DXC; Karen Conway of Fidelity Investments; Orla Collins of IBM; Clare Gallagher of DXC; Lorna Smyth of SmartBear; and Rachel O’Donnell The UX Studio.

Tickets cost €5 and are available on Eventbrite. For more information contact Peter or Maire on 091 530900 or at [email protected] or [email protected].

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