A budding young graphic designer from Donegal has been awarded a prize in the AIB Career Skills Competition by CareersPortal.
Taidhg Trocme, Gairmscoil Mhic Diarmada, was one of 32 post-primary students to receive an award for their career investigation skills.
Taidhg created a vlog about his work experience at Black Rogue Design on Arranmore Island. The work placement involved designing posters in Photoshop.
Last Wednesday 10th May was a day of celebration at the Royal College of Physicians as secondary school students, their families, teachers and guidance counsellors gathered from across the country to attend the awards ceremony for the AIB Career Skills Competition by CareersPortal.
It was a hotly contested competition this year, with around 1,000 student entries, an increase of almost a third on 2022. Guest of honour Minister for Education Norma Foley TD congratulated the winning students on their impressive achievements and their winning e
The competition, which was open to all senior cycle students who have undertaken a work experience placement, was developed 13 years ago by Ireland’s award winning and leading career guidance website CareersPortal. The competition aims to encourage students to focus on the importance of career skills and understand the role skills can play in their future career and educational prospects.
Minister for Education Norma Foley said: “I would like to congratulate all of the students who entered the national career skills competition, now in its 13th year. This competition is a wonderful opportunity for students to reflect on their future career and educational options and investigate where they might direct their energy and focus. Congratulations also and thanks to all involved, for providing students with this unique opportunity to learn about themselves and the many possibilities and ‘dream jobs’ that await them.”
The Career Skills competition provides an invaluable platform for students to showcase their research and learning acquired during their placement. There is an invaluable work experience portal available to students on www.careersportal.ie. Each of the students in the winning categories won a MacBook Air laptop, those who came in 2nd place won a GOProHero10 camera and 3rd place students won a Samsung tablet. There were also prizes for all those commended. The winning schools came away with €1,000 for their school programmes.