As the CAO application date of February 1st 2017 approaches, the IT Tralee will run a number of events over the coming months to assist students and their families as they consider their college options.
On Thursday 10th November, commencing at 7.30pm the Institute will host an information evening for parents of Leaving Certificate students or anyone considering a college application in 2017. Guest speakers on the evening will include Catherine O’Connor, Education Consultant & Author of “Cracking the College Code” who will speak about preparing for a successful transition from second level to third level. Mr. Graham Doyle, Head of Communication & Customer Service at SUSI will explain the student grant system and Dr. Oliver Murphy, President, IT Tralee will present what IT Tralee has to offer as a third level destination.
Commenting on the upcoming event Ms Brid Mc Elligott, Vice President - Research, Development and External Engagement at the Institute said “this event is in response to the growing number of queries the Institute receives from parents and family members regarding the move from second level to third level and the opportunities and challenges this presents for the students concerned. Understanding the SUSI system especially for new college entrants is also priority for families and Graham’s presentation will take parents through the application system and answer any queries presented on the evening.”
On Friday 11th November the Institute will welcome potential students and their families to its annual Open Day. The ever-popular event will be held from 9.30am to 1.30pm at both the North and South Campuses and will attract over 1,000 potential students from across the county and beyond. Open Day is structured to help potential students to get the most from their visit to IT Tralee with a full schedule of talks, tours and events. Academic departments will host information stands where lecturers and students will be on hand to deal with individual student queries about programmes, facilities and campus life.
Representatives from Student Services and Admissions will provide information to students regarding the CAO application process, the costs of going to college, accommodation and adapting to student life. Tailored workshops will also be delivered for students with learning difference and mature students.
“Open Day is one of the most important days in the Institute’s calendar of events. It provides potential students with the opportunity to visit the Institute, as well as giving students and their families a chance to meet with lecturers, current students and support staff. New to this years event is the addition of industry representatives at our School’s talks which will help students understand the types and variety of careers available to them after graduating from our programmes”, outlined Ms Mc Elligott.
Both events are free of charge and open to the public. To book into either session please call 066 7191704 or visit www.ittralee.ie.