Yesterday (19th November), to celebrate College Awareness Week, Kildare’s Naas CBS recruited over 60 volunteers from across the community, including past pupils, to help guide all their 6th year students through mock interviews. They reviewed CVs, offered insight into their daily working lives and shared information about the courses required for professions as diverse as becoming a Garda, engineer, mechanic, scientist, and university lecturer. Here are some highlight pictures from the event.
CAW aims to inspire and inform all students about the importance of having a post-secondary education plan. It advocates for students to have the choice to pursue the course best suited to their interests, abilities and dreams, whether that is a PLC qualification, an apprenticeship or a university degree.
This year CAW will enjoy strong support from the Union of Students of Ireland, after USI Congress voted in April to support the campaign and encourage student union representatives in all Higher Education institutions to become involved.
College Awareness Week gratefully acknowledges the sponsorship of Perrigo, the Higher Education Authority, Trinity College Dublin and Solas, the Further Education and Training Authority, and commends their dedication to the betterment of communities and Irish society through enhanced educational experiences.