A student from Presentation Secondary School, Clonmel, was one of the big winners at the National Career Skills competition held at the Department of Education. Ciara Hickey won a prize in the Leaving Cert Applied category at the awards, which recognised students for career investigations and displaying clear progress in the identification of careers skills.
Ciara was successful with her project on the insurance industry, using resources supplied on www.careersportal.ie. Ciaran Cannon TD, Minister of State at the Department of Education and Skills, presented the awards.
The National Career Skills Awards are run by Careers Portal and split into three categories; Leaving Cert Vocational, Leaving Cert Applied and Transition Year. There is also a special prize for the best Transition Year project developed as gaeilge.
The awards are sponsored by McDonald’s Restaurants of Ireland. Minister Cannon presented awards to three winners in each category to students who displayed a clear demonstration of the career skills required in the workplace to enhance their people skills, task skills and personal skills.