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Record crowds attend Portlaoise College’s Career and College Exhibition

Choices for midlands students transitioning from post-primary into third level education were plentiful at Portlaoise College’s fifth annual Career and College exhibition recently.

Parents and guardians from Laois and surrounding counties accompanied hundreds of students to the college in preparation to making decisions on their future career paths.

The event was run in association with People First Credit Union and had over 50 exhibitors including major universities, institutes of technologies along with post leaving certificate and agricultural colleges. Every stand was busy with queues to get information on careers and college courses.

In addition, information on adult education, apprenticeships and careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) was also available.

The exhibition provided students with an opportunity to meet representatives from the various colleges and to gather information about their career choices.

Financial advice was available from the People First Credit Union.

Portlaoise College’s Guidance Counsellor Daryl Egan was very pleased with the outcome.

“There was a fantastic turn out and we are delighted with the support of all of the secondary schools in the locality,” he said.

He said the event was a great opportunity for students to get as much information as they can in relation to their career choices.

“There is a great display of colleges and universities here tonight which open many doors for students at all levels,” he said.

Exhibitors included:

  1. National Learning Network
  2. The maths tutor.ie
  3. Laois tutorial
  4. UCC
  5. GMIT
  8. Carlow College
  9. UCD
  10. DCU
  11. NUI Maynooth
  12. Ulster University
  13. Griffith College
  14. DBS
  15. Limerick IT
  16. St Patrick’s College Maynooth
  17. NUI Galway
  18. Mary Immaculate College
  19. Dundalk IT
  20. NCI
  21. NCAD
  22. UL
  23. Athlone IT
  24. Trinity College
  25. TU Dublin
  26. Waterford IT
  27. Portlaoise Institute
  28. Careers News
  29. Laois GAA
  30. SUSI
  31. Credit Union
  32. Portlaoise Library
  33. LOETB Apprenticeships
  34. Gardai
  35. Defence Forces
  36. Nua Health Care
  37. Med Entry
  38. CJ Fallon
  39. Atlantic Flight Training Academy
  40. Projects Abroad
  41. Teagasc Kildalton
  42. Gurteen College
  43. Construction Federation
  44. The Learning Academy
  45. Sherry Fitzgerald
  46. Fingelton White
  47. Prison Services
  48. ESB
  49. Portobello Institute
  50. Accounting Technicians Ireland
  51. Martleys Buses

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