Saturday 7 December 2019

Portmarnock students look to the future at Careers Fair

Students at Portmarnock Community School were looking to the future at an innovative and interactive Careers Fair held at the school recently for Transition Year and Sixth Year students.

'The PCS Careers Fair is a tangible example of strong leadership within a community as it brought together teachers, higher educational institutes, further education training boards, parents, PCS alumni, politicians, the army, the police, paramedics, pilots, accountants, artists, business people, engineers, IT professionals, medical professionals, scientists to name but a few - all in all approximately 60 professionals working together as a team to open the minds of the future generation of our workforce,' Fiona Dowling, Career and Business Coach.

Fiona said: 'It is not unusual for young people to wonder 'what will I do when I grow up?, 'what is my purpose in life?', 'how do I get there?', 'what is it like to work in that field?'

'This event facilitated a conversation between students, third level education institutes and professionals across a wide range of sectors who shared their experiences of what it is like to work in these professions and how they got there.'

Fiona said: 'The atmosphere on the day was buzzing, and the students engaged fully as they sampled a buffet of possibilities for their future.'

Ms. Fox, the Career Guidance teacher has received great feedback from the students since the event.

One student, Ellie Gregan said: 'I thought it was very interesting. It gave me a different outlook on what options I have for college. It was a good idea and I enjoyed talking to different companies and businesses.'

Well done to everyone involved in organising the evening and hopefully it has opened some doors for the students and got them thinking about their future.

Fingal Independent