SCHOOL SUMMIT 2019
16 - 17 SEPTEMBER 2019, 10:30 -14:30, NATIONAL SHOW CENTRE, CO. DUBLIN.
Sponsored by ABP
Apprenticeships & Traineeships
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Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh TD
This is the second year as Minister for Education and Skills that I’ve had the chance to introduce the 2019 School Summit sponsored by ABP – two days for senior cycle students to look at what paths they can take in further education.
The exhibition is a valuable experience for all students. You will get a unique chance to explore the wide range of opportunities that are available, with a particular focus on apprenticeships and traineeships.
There will be essential educational and vocational material to pick up as well as insights and valuable knowledge from guidance counsellors who are on hand at the summit to answer queries.
Once again the spotlight is shining on apprenticeships and traineeships that the School Summit provides as it is often a path that students do not delve into before making their decision for after the Leaving Certificate.
The Government is placing a great emphasis on apprenticeships and is committed to more than doubling the number of new apprentices registered and the number of apprenticeships on offer over the lifetime from 2016-2020.
In 2018, 5,648 new apprentices were registered and we have seen an 80% increase in apprenticeship registrations over the last four years.
In recent years we have also seen the emergence of new apprenticeships in computing & ICT, MedTech, logistics and engineering.
There really has never been a better time to be involved in an apprenticeship with the fantastic opportunities that they offer. I would encourage any student attending the 2019 School Summit to strongly consider the benefits of an
I have no doubt that this year’s School Summit will be another successful one and implore all those attending to check out as many of the
demonstrations, workshops and speeches to collect more helpful advice before you embark on the next step on your journey.
Minister Richard Bruton
I am delighted to provide the foreword for this special Summit edition of BellTime Magazine which is sponsored by ABP.
For students attending this year’s Summit, it is a very exciting time to be considering your future after school. There are more opportunities now than ever before, to help you achieve your ambitions in life.
Minister Joe McHugh
“My message to any student thinking about their career is simple – employers need apprentices. And the business leaders of today value young people who choose this career path as highly as someone who chooses a course of study at college or university. Apprenticeships are fast becoming the top-rated way of getting a qualification – often at degree level, enviable skills, experience of work and life, explore the different options available to you.
Margaret Nolan ‘Design your career from the ground up’ Member of the Valuations Professional Group at the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland.
Ciara Brannigan - DkIT Schools Outreach Graduate Brand Ambassador Student Experience & College Life Outside the Classroom
Nellie Tattersall - Languages Connect Foreign School Exchanges bring languages to life!
Monday 16th September - 11.40 Meabh Nimmo Guidance Counsellor - Dunboyne College “Progression to third level & employment through further Education”
Pete Graham - Habitat for Humanity Ireland Church and Community Engagement Officer for Habitat for Humanity Ireland
Colin Walsh - Industrial Relations Officer - SIMI “Apprenticeships & Careers in the Motor Industry”
Tuesday 17th September - 14.10 Kate Canning Manager & Director dlr Mill Theatre Schools Education Programmes at dlr Mill Theatre
Tuesday 17th September - 14.00 Carmel Buckley Career Guidance Counsellor – Liberties College "Creating a Sustainable Future Through FET"
Tuesday 17th September - 13.50 Eoghan Hanley National Coordinator GAA Future Leaders Programme “GAA / PDST- Future Leaders Programme”
We are delighted that @SIMI_IE (Society of the Irish Motor Industry) will be on hand at SCHOOL SUMMIT 2018 to advise students on how to start their career in the motor industry. Take a look at this excellent video
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