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Career Guidance

Career Guidance

There are two qualified Guidance Counsellors in in our school (Ms. McKeon & Ms. Canavan). Much of the work that they do with First Years is around the transition from primary school to secondary school. This can be an easy transition for some but there are always a number of students who find the first few weeks/months of secondary school a challenging time. We are very much aware of this and we do keep a special eye on the incoming first years to ensure they get all help they need.

The Guidance Counsellors have a caring and supportive role in school where students can obtain advice and support about a range of issues such as challenging relationships both inside and outside school, study skills and advice on subject choices and levels, college advice and information on how best to research all the options that are available.

The Guidance Counsellors are available to meet students in a confidential environment where the student is listened to in a non-judgemental way and supported in exploring their thoughts and feelings and the choices that are open to them. There are limits to the confidentiality offered. As students move on to senior cycle they spend a lot of time researching options and opportunities available to them after school.

Please visit our dedicated website for guidance: https://careersportal.ie/careerguidance/office.php?school_id=10

Contact details:

Ms. McKeon msmckeon@cbscarlow.net

Ms. Canavan mscanavan@cbscarlow.net

Important Information for 6th Years

CAO Course Choices DOs and DON’Ts:

CAO - Change of Course Choices Information:

  • Please click on the following link to view an Information Video from the CAO regarding Change of Course Choices: https://vimeo.com/154717972

CAO - HEAR Information:

  • Please click on the following link to view an Information Video from the CAO regarding Making a HEAR Application a Step-by-Step Guide: https://vimeo.com/489857591

Alternative Routes to Careers video from Classroom Guidance:

A very useful video from Classroom Guidance, this video runs through seven different options available to students. Please click on the following link to view the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sztz8YoZTS8&feature=youtu.be

Engineering Information Video from Classroom Guidance:

A very useful 8 min video from Classroom Guidance for our TY, 5th and 6th year students to view. The "Engineering, all you ever wanted to know in 8 min" video contains information on 27 different engineering sectors with the aim of helping prospective students in choosing engineering as a career. Please click on the following link to view the video: https://youtu.be/bi0HDvKteyU

Podcast – Career in Media Podcast Talk to Joe: Farrelly Career Guidance:

Click on the following link to listen to the Talk to Joe Guidance Podcast: Career in Media Podcast – “this episode with DCU graduate Tommy Rooney focuses on the media industry. Tommy is a producer with Off The Ball and worked across many roles in Newstalk. The conversation focuses on his studies at Leaving Cert, going through college and tips for anyone considering a career in the industry.” Podcast Link:https://open.spotify.com/episode/5k0if53kjSB8uRXhyhwjtR?si=6reXWBPeSIqIa_FspxMcrQ&nd=1

Apprenticeships - How and Why they Work Information Video from Classroom Guidance:

Please click on the following link to view an 8 min video from Classroom Guidance on Apprenticeships - How and Why they Work. The video explains the opportunities available through the Traditional and the New Type Apprenticeships and guides you through the application procedure: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LL7Bici1yn4

Irish Air Corps Apprentice Technician Program 2022:

The Irish Air Corps are now recruiting for their Apprentice Technician Program 2021. Please click on the following link to view their information video: https://youtu.be/O5RLfv9dG-Y

Ormonde College of Further Education

Ormonde College of Further Education in Kilkenny is now accepting applications for September 2021, please click on the below links for more information:

http://ormondecollege.ie/

http://ormondecollege.ie/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/OCFE-Prospectus-2021.pdf

UCD Summer School

UCD summer free online from 8th to 11th of June please click on the following link for more information https://ucdsummerschool.ie/

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