The objective of the Transition Year Careers program is to raise student’s awareness of their skills, abilities, interests and strengths. The development of this self-awareness combined with information on course and college requirements, different academic and training opportunities, different careers and an appreciation of the developing labour market is what ensures that the decision making required in senior cycle is a little easier.
These goals are achieved by:
- Weekly Careers classes throughout the year
- One to one careers appointments scheduled by Career Guidance or student
- Visiting speakers representing diverse career areas
- Presentations from local colleges and institutes and open days
- Differential Ability testing, analysis and feedback
- College work experience opportunities
- Communication and meetings with parents as required.
Opportunities for Career Exploration:
All students should make sure that they show interest and apply for any TY opportunities or work experience days that arise during the year. They will be announced both in careers class and through school announcements.
TY Experience Opportunities 2017/2018
Career Investigation and Research:
A Career investigation should be completed by all students using the templates provided in your Careers Workbook.
Useful sites for accessing information:
All 4th year students will sit DAT (Differential Ability Testing) in November of 4th year. These tests are useful in helping students select subjects and possible career areas for further research and exploration. DAT results will be posted home when available with an explanation of what the tests mean.
Each student is required to have a Careers File. This file must be brought to class each week. The contents of the file will be assessed at the end of the year and credits awarded. Details of allocation of credits should be reviewed by each student.