Leading education figure is head of new Galway office for career training company

Patricia Maloney, who heads the new Galway office of career training company Sli Nua Careers, pictured with Liam Horan, proprietor of Sli Nua Careers. Pic: Martina Regan.

Patricia Maloney, who heads the new Galway office of career training company Sli Nua Careers, pictured with Liam Horan, proprietor of Sli Nua Careers. Pic: Martina Regan.

Patricia Maloney, who 22 years ago founded the first private college to provide a repeat Leaving Certificate programme in the west of Ireland, has teamed up with a leading career training company to establish its first Galway city office.

“Patricia has been a pioneer and an innovator throughout her life in education. In 1990, she saw an opening for a private college in the west of Ireland, and established Park College,” said Sli Nua Careers proprietor Liam Horan, who runs the company’s Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo, office. Patricia will operate the company’s Galway office at Drum East, Bushy Park.

“Park College’s success was built on the back of Patricia’s personal commitment to providing the very best education possible to over 2,500 students who passed through the college before its closure in 2008.

“During that time, Patricia developed an extremely wide range of skills that make her the ideal person to head our Galway office. She has in-depth knowledge of careers – from CVs to interviews, and possesses an expertise in assisting people to see their strengths so that they can fully realise their potential.”

Apart from being an accomplished careers and study skills advisor, she is also a third-level Accounting Tutor, and an experienced Accountancy and Business teacher to Leaving Cert. Higher Level students.

She is an Honours Graduate of Business Studies from Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, an Honour Graduate from NUI Galway with a B. Comm, a. H. Dip. in Education, and a Bachelor of Law (LLB ).

“I am very excited about this opportunity to work directly with people who are looking for professional assistance with their careers,” said Ms Moloney.

“All my working life, I have been directly involved in mentoring and advising people with their course and career choices, and I feel it is a very natural progression for me. Sli Nua Careers impressed me with their absolute focus at all times on the personal service and care given to each client. That reflects values I have always held dearly when dealing with people in a professional sense.”

More details on Sli Nua Careers’ services – including CV preparation, mock interviews, interview training and career direction – can be obtained on www.SliNua Careers.com, or by contacting Ms Moloney directly on 091 528 883, [email protected]. To mark the opening of their Galway office, Sli Nua Careers is offering free Career Resource Packs to all who email [email protected] slinuacareers.com with Career Resource Pack in the subject line.

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