Careers Information Evening

Columba College Staff with Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh

Columba College Staff with Minister for Education and Skills, Joe McHugh

On April 11th, Ms Kiernan, Guidance Counsellor, held a Careers Information Evening in Columba College.

There were over 25 exhibitors who all took the time to travel and set up stalls to inform our students and others who attended the event. The Careers Evening would not have been such a huge success without their support.

There was two particularly high points of our evening.

First was when the Garda Air Support Unit arrived to the event in style when they landed their helicopter on the school’s football pitch. This brought huge excitement to the event.

Garda Air Support Unit Arrives at the Event

Another memorable moment in the evening was when Minister for Education and Skills, Joe McHugh, arrived to Columba College.

Minister for Education Joe McHugh

Minister for Education Joe McHugh arrives at the Event

The Minister receives a very warm welcome with a rendition of “The Hills of Donegal” from the school choir.

We are so grateful for him giving up his time to visit Columba College for this occasion. He made a wonderful speech inspiring students to focus on various different career paths.

Minister McHugh also took the time to visit and speak to all our exhibitors. This was such a joyous occasion for Columba College and Longford and Westmeath Education Training Board.

One of many Exhibitors that visited the school

UCD: One of many Exhibitors that visited the school

We are so proud of our students who helped in the preparation of the event and also to those students who helped on the evening. This was a great opportunity for students and they took full advantage of the event by engaging with all the exhibitors to enquire about college courses, apprenticeships and careers they have to offer locally.

Columba College is a small school and we certainly do not do things by half. To Ms. Kiernan, Staff, Students, Exhibitors, Members of the Board of Management and Management of LWETB, we thank you for making this event a success. Finally we would like to thank Minister Joe McHugh for his continued support and words of encouragement. We look forward to welcoming him back in the near future and wish him every success in his new role as Minister for Education and Skills.

Go raibh mile maith agat.

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