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College Awareness Week 2019

College Awareness Week 2019

College Awareness Week photo album

College Awareness Week 2019 took place in schools and colleges across the country from the 18th to 22nd November. A number of other events took place in CCS this week to mark College Awareness Week.

These included...

  • 6th year CCS students had the opportunity to attend LYIT Open Day on Thursday, 21 November.
  • ‘Where did our teachers study?’ signs for all teachers doors. 
  • A wonderful ‘Who Went Where?’ display showing the destinations all our 6th years pupils from 2019.
  • An art competition for Junior Year groups ‘Jobs on the line.’
  • A ‘Look at some of our other jobs’ display showcasing some of the other jobs CCS teachers have had in the past.
  • For our word of the week this week we also had a CAW theme - with apprenticeship being the word of the week!

#CAW2019 #lyitopenday19

Careers Day (Organised by 5B LCVP)

LCVP Careers Day

LCVP Careers Day photo album

Class 5B LCVP organised a Careers Talk Day in the Aras. The day proved to be extremely productive and informative. The invited guests from all different backgrounds gave the students an insight into their world. The feedback from both the students and the guests was extremely positive. A special thanks to all who took the time out of their busy schedule to join us on the day:

Tara Shortt: General Manager, Special Delivery Unit, HSE  |  Sarah Mc Laughlin : Art Therapists  |  Anna Quigley: Vet  |  Shaun Mc Laughlin : Guard  |  Kathy Donaghy : Journalist  |  Seamus Kelly : Doctor  |  James Ball: Oyster Farmer  |  Jennifer Coffey: Accounting Manager  |  Michael : Pharmacist  |  Dermott O Brien: Sports Administrator/Sports Coach  |  Pauric Bonner: Branch Manager AIB  |  Brian Vaughan : BIM ( Fishing)  |  Eddie Doherty/John Doherty: Fire Brigade  |  Tony Boyce: Personal trainer and Vol. Irish Coast Guard  |  Mark Carlin; Architect  |  John Mc Cay: Architect  |  Maria Stevens: Kinesiology  |  Brendan Boyle: Retired Secondary School Teacher  |  Stephen Sheridan; Careers Support Officer NWRC  |  Feargall Taitt EMT

CCS Receives Award for College Awareness Week Projects

Guidance Award 2017 2

On 11th May, Mr. Liam Harkin was invited to an awards ceremony in Trinity College Dublin where he was presented with an award for the two CCS projects in College Awareness Week 2016. Mr. Harkin was asked to deliver a presentation at the awards ceremony explaining the two projects. One project was called 'Alumni Alma Mater', which involved research by TY students into where all the teaching staff went to college. This was followed by the production of laminated posters with the relevant college logos which were placed on teachers’ doors. The second project was called 'Who Went Where?' This involved researching where the Leaving Cert class of 2016 went and what they were doing. This information was then matched up with their official school photograph and a display was mounted in the Mall.