The winners of the 2018 National Careers Skills Competition have been announced, with five students from Limerick receiving awards.
In the Irish Category, two students from Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh were acknowledged for their submissions after work experience in veterinary medicine. Megan Ní Chróinín was awarded third-prize for her work and Enya Harrington was highly commended.
Students of Limerick College of Further Education received three acknowledgements in the Adult Learner Category. Laszlo Szlatki was awarded fourth-prize for his work in software development, while Nathan O’Connor and Shane Healy were both commended for their work experience as a video game reviewer and broadcast journalist respectively.
The National Career Skill Awards recognise students who complete a career investigation in their chosen area of interest.
Each student must be able to demonstrate their understanding of a career, the educational pathways that lead to it, the most relevant knowledge requirements needed, and the most important career skills/transferable skills needed to be successful in this career. They must then be able to explain which skills they developed during their work experience and indicate how their work experience has influenced their career and educational choices. Participation in the competition facilitates a rich understanding of a particular occupation and more importantly the career skills needed to support it.
Presentations were made by Minister of State at the Department of Education and Skills with special responsibility for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD at a ceremony at the Clock Tower at the Department of Education.
The National Careers Skills Competition is run by www.careersportal.ie and sponsored by McDonald’s.
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