LYIT will open its doors to prospective students next Friday, with over 1,000 students from across Donegal coming along to check out the third-level institution.
The event invites students from the 27 local Donegal secondary schools and includes extended invitations to schools from Derry, Tyrone, Sligo, Mayo, Monaghan, Cavan and further afield.
Current LYIT students will promote the campus and staff from each of the various Departments at LYIT will be on hand to answer queries prospective students have on the day.
LYIT’s open day is part College Awareness Week, running from the 20th to the 26th of November. Other events included during the week include a collaboration between LYIT and Age Action.
On Monday members of Age Action Ireland will visit LYIT to receive training from LYIT students as part of a collaborative initiative to foster stronger links between the students and older members of the local community. Members of Age Action Ireland’s Letterkenny branch, who are between 70-80 years of age, will visit the LYIT campus with their iPads, tablets, and laptops to learn tips on using emails, connecting to WIFI and effective internet searching.
Commenting on the campaign, Fiona Kelly, Schools Engagement & RPL Officer at LYIT, said, “LYIT is delighted to be participating in College Awareness Week 2017. It’s a great initiative which encourages students to consider their post-secondary options and make a plan for further or higher education. LYIT is hosting a number of different events as part of the campaign, including the visit from Age Action Ireland and our Open Day when we’ll welcome over 1,000 students from across Donegal and beyond.”
Alongside these events, there will be a recruitment drive on Monday, 20 November at LYIT for a Regatta Day as part of a cross-border initiative with Foyle Sailability, a voluntary organisation dedicated to promoting sailing opportunities for people with all types of disability.
A number of other schools and colleges are hosting information days about the courses, apprenticeships, and training open to them, including Donegal ETB’s Gaoth Dobhair Training Centre; Pobailscoil Ghaoth Dobhair; Scoil Mhuire, Buncrana; Moville Community College; Ard Scoil na gCeithre Maistir, Donegal Town, and Loreto Community School.
CAW is a national voluntary campaign that celebrates the benefits of having a post-secondary plan, whether for further or higher education or an apprenticeship. CAW aims to support students to become ‘college ready’ and to encourage them to aspire to higher or further education and training.
More details of CAW is available on their website: www.collegeaware.ieTags: