USEFUL WEBSITES AND DESCRIPTION
Established by FAS, Excellent careers database, gives up to the minute information on every career under the sun from Abattoir worker to Zoologist. Very detailed and insightful.
This web site also has an excellent careers database. Very useful if looking for tips on CV preparation and interview techniques. There are also sample aptitudes tests to take, information on CAO and newspaper articles about College life. It is one of the most comprehensive web sites around . A real one stop shop for students.
Fantastic website for all your college and career needs. Take an online career Interest Assessment test to find out what career areas you are most suited to. It also has up to the minute information on the developments in different industries. Explore the education and employment options that lie ahead.
Going to College
This web site is a database of every third level course available in Ireland. An absolute gem for students looking to research college courses. Gives information on points, subjects required and course content. One tip, the CD ROM version has more information.
Comprehensive web site with information on all University and College courses, College open days, new courses coming on stream, change in course requirements.Links into all colleges in the CAO. Excellent shortcut when researching.
For those students thinking of Applying to college in the UK and Northern Ireland. You can search for colleges and courses here. Provides direct links to all university web sites. Also has information on how to apply.
Excellent collection of Irish Times Articles about going to college. Deals with topics such as the possible reintroduction of fees, alternative courses to medicine, and the current state of the IT industry. Very relevant and up to date.
This web site allows you to search though every Post Leaving Cert course in Ireland. They have courses ranging from Graphic Design to Radio Broadcasting. You can find out here which courses you can link into at an Institute of Technology to further your study.
Life After College ... What Next ... ?
This site provides a database of all postgraduate courses in Ireland. Lots of advice on entry requirements and funding. Excellent survey on graduate destinations in Ireland in recent years.
On The Job Training
If full time study after you leave school is not what you are looking for, Fas, Ireland's national training and employment authority offers several alternatives. For information on apprenticeships in several areas from Hairdressing to Motor Mechanics check out this web site. It also has a listing of job opportunities and short term training courses.
Ever thought of managing a bar, working in a hotel or being a professional chef? Failte Ireland is Ireland's State Tourism Training Agency. They provide professional training for a wide range of careers in the Hospitality and Tourism Sector.