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Y12 students enjoying their Success Skills workshop - View Full Size Image
Y12 students enjoying their Success Skills workshop
Y12 students enjoying the Young Enterprise Success Skills workshop - View Full Size Image
Y12 students enjoying the Young Enterprise Success Skills workshop
Shaunagh Brolly, of Young Enterprise NI, with Y12 students - View Full Size Image
Shaunagh Brolly, of Young Enterprise NI, with Y12 students
Y12 students enjoying their Success Skills workshop - View Full Size Image
Y12 students enjoying their Success Skills workshop
25/02/2014 LORETO COLLEGE STUDENTS GAIN THE SKILLS TO SUCCEED

All Year 12 students from Loreto College Coleraine took part in a Success Skills workshop on Tuesday 25th February 2014.

Organised by the College’s Careers Department in conjunction with Young Enterprise Northern Ireland, the workshop asked students the question: ‘how prepared are you for the future?’ Putting the students’ GCSE studies and post-16 decisions into the context of preparing for the world of work, developing employability skills and trying to give themselves that extra ‘edge’ to help them get their dream job.

The workshop, led by Shaunagh Brolly and Emma Günes of Young Enterprise Northern Ireland, aimed to help students to improve their employability skills and capabilities for life at school, for their careers and for the world of work. Activities carried out in groups included an opportunity for students to analyse their own learning styles, explore employment opportunities, and get to grips with some of the realities of career development, such as completing application forms and experiencing a job interview situation. Students were also given the opportunity to consider their own strengths and areas of interest, and match these to potential career areas.

Miss Maria Flannelly, Head of Careers at Loreto College, and Mrs Stacey Mellon, Employability Co-ordinator, agreed that the workshop had been a very valuable opportunity for the students to put their GCSE studies into the context of preparation for the world of work and to assess their own qualities and aspirations with a future career plan in mind. Mr Michael James, College Principal, paid tribute to Miss Flannelly and Mrs Mellon as well as to Shaunagh Brolly and Emma Günes of Young Enterprise Northern Ireland, adding that they had run an event of tremendous benefit and value to all Year 12 students.