The School Summit Events are only open to Registered Schools and Exhibitors. Individual tickets are not available for sale.

Only Registered Schools and Exhibitors will gain admission to the event.

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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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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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Jonathan Lynch

Jonathan joined the National Ambulance Service Community Engagement Team in 2021 and holds responsibility for Community Engagement in the Dublin and South East Region. Before joining the team, Jonathan worked as a paramedic in the north east region of the Ambulance Service. He has a keen interest in all things community, having developed a number of community first responder programmes around the country along with active roles with Civil Defence and Volunteer Centres Ireland. Prior to joining the Ambulance Service, Jonathan worked in the third level education sector managing student welfare and services.

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Kasia Lyko

Since joining Kerry Education & Training Board in 2020, I have been deeply immersed in fostering education and business development. Since January 2023, I have proudly served as the National Apprenticeship Programme Coordinator for the Wind Turbine Maintenance Technician Apprenticeship, guiding aspiring professionals toward rewarding careers. Additionally, I lead the Kerry College Business Support Unit, providing specialised training and skills development programmes to local businesses and their employees. With over 5 years of prior experience in hospitality, I bring a wealth of expertise and a passion for facilitating growth and success in every endeavour.

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Dornan Engineering

Dornan are a leading Mechanical, Electrical and Instrumentation contractor. We are a Cork based company; however, our projects are located all over Ireland, the UK, and we also work in European locations such as Belgium, Denmark, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Germany. We work on many exciting construction projects for our world-renowned clients. Be it state of the art data centres, waste to energy facilities or complex bio-pharma projects, we consistently deliver high quality projects for our clients, while shaping the future of engineering.

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Owen Mansell

I joined ESB when I was 18 years old and served my apprenticeship.  Then moved  into High Voltage Stations, installing , maintaining and operating high voltage switchgear. I am now Apprentice Supervisor in the South of the country. A role I love. Seeing our apprentices mature and grow,  helping them achieve their qualification, is especially rewarding.”

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An Garda Siochana
An Garda Síochána is the national police service of Ireland, with approximately 14,000 Garda members, 3,500 Garda staff and 350 Garda Reserve members – a total workforce of almost 18,000. The mission of An Garda Síochána is “Keeping People Safe”.
An Garda Síochána is directed and controlled by the Garda Commissioner. An Garda Síochána is unique among policing services internationally as a unitary body responsible for the security of the State and the provision of policing services. The two functions are united by an underpinning philosophy: the protection of the individual and the safety of communities. An Garda Síochána is in and of the community and community policing is the key to and at the core of the ethos of the Organisation.
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Tanya Jones

Tertiary Degrees:  achieving students’ potential through newly established collaborative pathway between Further Education and Training (FET) and Higher Education (HE).

Tanya Jones has a strong background in education and business management with extensive experience working in the Irish education sector for over 20 years. During her career Tanya have gained an in-depth understanding of FET, HE, Schools and wider education sector. She served as Director of Further Education and Training and senior manger for strategy and policy of Further Education and Training at ETBI since 2019 where she led the delivery of complex national strategic projects across the ETB and FET networks as well as representing Ireland of the EUproVET Board.

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