Christina Boland Third Level Traveller Access Officer For Mature Students and Star Pupils
Available: Wednesdays & Thursdays (Academic Term)
Christina Boland is the Third Level Traveller Access Officer for Mature Students and Star Pupils. Christina is from a Traveller background herself and is available to offer confidential advice and support to Traveller students in the college.
She also works in the community to encourage Travellers to apply to IT Tralee and can be contacted on Wednesdays and Thursdays during the college term.
Katie Coffey Third Level Traveller Access Officer For Junior Cycle Students
Available: Thursdays 10.00am - 5.30pm
Katie Coffey is the Third Level Traveller Access Officer for Junior Cycle students. Based at IT Tralee’s North Campus, Katie’s role is to promote access to third-level for Traveller students in Junior Cycle in mainstream second-level schools in Kerry. Katie will provide information on supports that are available in the schools and in the community to help students. Available: Thursdays from 10:00am - 5:30pm
The Star Pupil Programme is an access to education and work experience programme which provides information, guidance, support and summer work experience opportunities to students from the Traveller community who are in senior cycle in a mainstream second-level school in County Kerry.
IT Tralee reserves a number of its third level places for participants who complete the Star Pupil programme.
Benefits of the Star Pupil Programme
Shadow days with Travellers in business;
Support with career direction and interview skills;
The Junior Star Pupil Programme promotes access to third level and provides information, guidance and support to students from the Traveller community who are in the Junior Cycle of a mainstream second-level school in County Kerry.
Benefits of the Junior Star Pupil Programme
Help choosing subjects;
Exploring study and career options;
Additional help for Traveller students in school;
Information on supports for Traveller Students with learning difficulties and disabilities;