Over 2000 second-level students attend Mid-West Apprenticeship Traineeship Careers Showcase 2019
Traineeship Careers Showcase 2019：Marie Tuttle, Carol Faulkner, Therese Griggin, Kate O Dwyer and Maud Keane pictured at the MidWest Apprenticeship and Traineeship Careers Showcase at the Great National South Court Hotel in Limerick today. Pic. Brian Arthur
Over 2000 second-level students attend Mid-West Apprenticeship Traineeship Careers Showcase 2019 traineeship Careers Showcase 2019
This year’s Mid-West Apprenticeship & Traineeship Careers Showcase attracted more than 2,500 people to the International Convention Centre at the Great National South Court Hotel on Wednesday, October 16. The event, now in its second year, attracted students, teachers, guidance counsellors and parents from across the region interested in learning more about the numerous exciting routes open to students through Further Education and Training. Traineeship Careers Showcase 2019
The showcase was organised again this year by Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board and the Mid-West Regional Skills Forum. Students participated in practical demonstrations in augmented reality welding, motor mechanics, hairdressing, beauty, brick and stone laying and toolmaking.
They also accessed information on new apprenticeships in accountancy, logistics and information technology, as well as traineeships in aviation and hospitality.
Commenting on the success of this year’s event, Eimear Brophy, FET Manager with the ETB, said, “Visitors to the showcase accessed information on the many pathways in Further Education and Training, as well as information on up-skilling and availing of skilled job opportunities in the region.
“The huge uptake by schools and guidance counsellors attending the showcase demonstrated the increase in discussion and demand for information on apprenticeships,” Eimear added.
Also commenting, Joe Leddin, Mid-West Regional Skills Forum Manager, said, “Employers are hugely interested in the development of this showcase event, which offers one of the pipelines of employees for the future. Opening students’ minds to the possibilities of real employment through skills development augers well for the future.”
About the Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board:
Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board is the state education and training authority for the Limerick and Clare region in Ireland. It is one of 16 statutory regional education authorities established by the Education and Training Boards Act 2013. It was created following the amalgamation of three Vocational Education Committees, which provided post-primary, adult and community education in Limerick City, County Limerick, and County Clare since 1902. The authority was established on 1st July 2013 and assumed responsibility from SOLAS of two former Training Centres in Raheen, Limerick and Shannon, Co. Clare on July 1, 2014.
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