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Dr Fiona Maloney
Tertiary Degrees:  achieving students’ potential through newly established collaborative pathway between Further Education and Training (FET) and Higher Education (HE).
Dr Fiona Maloney is the Director of the National Tertiary Office which was established with the goal of creating a more unified tertiary education system and is part of a wider reform agenda aimed at ensuring that Ireland’s further and higher education system is well-equipped to meet the challenges of the 21st century. Fiona’s role includes leading the development of the office’s strategic plan and overseeing its implementation as well as providing strategic direction and leadership in the development of tertiary programmes and arrangements.
A key element of her role focuses on maximising the impact of initiatives aimed at enhancing the pathways for students from Further Education and Training to Higher Education. Fiona’s role has responsibility for creating and strengthening strategic and regional partnership arrangements between Education and Training Boards and Higher Education Institutions to allow learners to progress in a clear, seamless manner between FE and HE with pathways that are clearly defined and easily accessed.  
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Dermot Kelly

Dermot Kelly, serving as Director of Youth Ministry for Redemptorist Ireland, passionately champions the empowerment of young people in their faith and life challenges. Inspired by the Christian message, he is dedicated to unlocking the potential in youth, guiding them to serve others. His vision revolves around mentoring, coaching, and building future resilient leaders to make a meaningful impact in the world.

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Nicola Mitchell

Nicola Mitchell is the coordinator of Faith Renewal at Knock Shrine. Nicola formerly the director of Youth Ministry at the Shrine is passionate about engaging with people and helping them connect with their faith.  She recognises the importance of young people in the church today and works to encourage and support people to explore and ignite their faith and to live their life to the fullest.

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Caroline Byrne

Caroline Byrne joined Fáilte Ireland in 2003 working within the education and training section. She has over 25 years’ experience within the Tourism and Hospitality sector and holds a Masters in Hospitality and Tourism Management from The University of Birmingham. Caroline represents Fáilte Ireland in many projects within the sector and the education sector. Caroline currently works in the Tourism Careers business unit within Failte Ireland with the responsibility of supporting the tourism industry to become one of the most enjoyable and rewarding sectors to work in. She also plays an important role in addressing recruitment and retention challenges in the tourism and hospitality industry.

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Diolmhain Ingram Roche

On April 24th, we will also be joined by one of our Music Production tutors, Diolmhain Ingram Roche, who will be leading a hands-on music production workshop centred around sound creation and arrangement.

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Karl Breen

Karl Breen, will be giving a talk on all things BIMM Dublin. This will cover, for example, the courses we offer, the facilities students have access to and their future careers opportunities.

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Colin Walsh
Colin Walsh is the Industrial Relations Manager for the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI). Colin started his career as an Apprentice technician, on completion of his Apprenticeship he used his qualification to travel and work abroad. On returning to Ireland, he resumed work as a technician and then progressed through his career to service management. Colin joined SIMI in 2015 and currently assists over 1200 member motor businesses with Compliance and Industrial relations.   
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Ciara Connaughton

Ciara is the Talent Acquisition Specialist for the Retail Operations Ireland HR team in Applegreen. Ciara’s main responsibility is looking after the recruitment for sites. In addition to this, she also supports on recruitment for the Retail Apprenticeship and Graduate Programme in Applegreen

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Cliodhna Cullen

Pfizer is excited to announce that we will be continuing our highly successful apprenticeship programmes at our Grange Castle site this year! Our 2024 apprenticeships offer opportunities in QC Laboratory, Logistics Operations, Manufacturing Engineering & Maintenance Technician roles. Apprentice Gavin Duffy will share his experience as an Apprentice working in Pfizer, Grange Castle. We invite you to apply and take the next step in your career by joining us to Write the Next Chapter

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Linda Lally

Linda Lally, Apprenticeship Training Advisor will attend and speak on Wednesday April 17th

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