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Career Path Expo.
Career Path Expo is Ireland’s new online education show for 2nd level students, school-leavers and guidance and will take place on Wednesday 20th and Thursday 21st January, 2021. The event will feature education, skills and careers – giving the full range of information about universities, colleges, 3rd level and PLC courses, apprenticeships and career opportunities with companies that employ school-leavers.
The virtual, 2-day event, will be of key interest to senior cycle students, their parents and guidance counsellors in schools nationwide and those seeking information about colleges, courses, study, further and higher education options available after Leaving Certificate 2021. It will feature two days of webinars, talks, live Q&A sessions with careers experts and free careers advice, meaning students will get information about the widest range of courses, apprenticeships and jobs on offer from the comfort of their own laptop, tablet or smartphone. The event takes place only a few days before the deadline for normal applications to the CAO, so comes at an ideal time for those seeking advice in advance of making their decisions.
Career Path Expo is free of charge to those who pre-register in advance. The time of the event – 3pm to 8pm each day – is chosen so as not to disrupt the school day but also so that parents can log in with students so that they may be part of the discussion process around options.
Please see link for further information Career Path Expo 2020
UPDATE 4: HEAR & DARE ONLINE PRESENTATIONS – SATURDAY 9 JANUARY, 2021
The DARE Application Information Online Presentation & Q&A Session will take place on January 9, 2021 at 10am. This provides an opportunity for students and parent(s)/ guardian(s) to meet members of the DARE team & find out how the scheme works. Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/
The HEAR Application Information Online Presentation & Q&A Session will take place on January 9, 2021 at 12.30pm. This provides an opportunity for students & parent(s)/ guardian(s) to meet members of the HEAR team & find out how the scheme works. Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/
CAO INFORMATION EVENING
The evening is currently under review.
The CAO System – Summary
- The institutions in the CAO (handbook)
- Entry requirements
- The points system and new grading system
- Order of preference of courses
- The application fee
- Important dates to remember
- The change of mind process
- The offers stage
- Deferring an offer
- CAO Parent’s Guide – online
A student may have to fulfill 3 types of requirements to be eligible for a college course
- The College matriculation requirements
- The specific course requirement
- The points requirement – calculated from a total of the best six Leaving Certificate results
(See www.qualifax.ie for all the above)
Important Dates – 2021