St Colman’s College Annual Senior Prize Giving event

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Employment and Learning Minister Dr Stephen Farry has attended the Annual Senior Prize Giving Event in St Colman’s College, Newry.
Farry congratulates students at St Colman’s College Annual Senior Prize Giving event Employment and Learning Minister Dr Stephen Farry has attended the Annual Senior Prize Giving Event in St Colman’s College, Newry. The event celebrates the achievements of St Colman’s College’s 2015 school leavers who have concluded their second level education and for the most part commenced their third level studies. Pictured with the Minister are St Colman’s College principal Cormac McKinney and former pupil and UK Young Engineer of the Year Colum McNally

Pictured with Minister Farry are St Colman’s College principal Cormac McKinney and former pupil and UK Young Engineer of the Year Colum McNally

The event celebrates the achievements of St Colman’s College’s 2015 school leavers who have concluded their second level education and for the most part commenced their third level studies. Minister Farry said, “I would like to congratulate all of you on your success and the individual awards that you have achieved to date. “As the employers and employees of tomorrow, our main asset is you, our young people, and it is through your talents and skills that we will transform our economy, increase employment, improve social mobility and raise productivity. I cannot stress enough the important contribution that you can make to our local economy. “It is therefore vitally important that you are appropriately supported to develop the skills and confidence to realise your full potential, and follow a career path that will lead to sustained and rewarding employment. “In this fast changing modern economy,” he continued, “it is important that you have access to accurate and up to date labour market information. I have recently launched the Northern Ireland Skills Barometer, which I consider an important tool to support both careers education and guidance. “In addition to the more traditional route to higher education, there are now an increasing number of options and routes to gaining a third level qualification. The new apprenticeship system, which includes higher level apprenticeships, is a high-quality parallel route to the traditional academic pathway. “Higher level apprenticeships are an excellent way to gain the skills needed by employers through studying for higher level qualifications whilst earning. Farry added, “My Department’s Careers Service plays an important role in providing impartial careers advice, ensuring you are aware of the opportunities available to help secure and progress in rewarding employment.” Careers Service clients can now access careers services directly from their laptop, PC or mobile device without the need to travel to a local Careers office. The ‘Careers Webchat’ service is available Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 4.30pm. To chat with an adviser go to: http://www.nidirect.gov.uk/careers and click on the “Chat online with a Careers Adviser” button.

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