KTCS Careers News


Zoom assembly 6th years May 2020. Career Guidance Information

  • KTCS Guidance Survey I have received 110 replies. Thank you for these. I am in the process of following up with students who requested help and advice.

  • A checklist to cover all career decisions from May-October has been emailed to all students. Please print and hang up as a valuable reminder.

  • Careers Information
    1. HEAR DARE results will be issued on 23rd & 24th June. The appeal process opens on 28th June

  • Scholarships
    1. IT Carlow (Active citizenship/ Athlete/Creative Arts/ Entrepreneurship) - 4 places per category
    2. -UL www.ul.ie
    3. -Naughton for STEM
    4. -1916 fund- under represented groups- €5K p/a

  • College starting dates being issued - NUIG 28th September

  • Teagasc are holding a series of equine webinars, ‘Let’s Talk Equine’, every third Tuesday at 8.30 pm.

Next webinar - Tuesday, 9 June | 8.30pm

WIT talks from 25th May to 25th June for students interested in Engineering, Social Science, Psychology, Visual Art, Parents information session on 25-06-2020.

Any further information required contact eurell@ktcs.ie


Letter to current 6th Years May 2020

Dear 6th year students,

I hope you are well and managing as best you can – these are very unusual times
for all of us!

Information for CAO applicants:

Many of you will have received the Statement of Application record email from CAO
this morning. The email instructs applicants to log in to their CAO account to verify
that all of their personal details, examination information, supporting documents,
course choices and exemptions (if any) are recorded correctly on their account.
If there are errors or omissions, applicants are given the opportunity to rectify this
information (for no charge) via their online CAO Account. Examination updates made
before the end of May will be updated to applicant accounts in early June.

The CAO Change of Mind facility opened on Tuesday, 5 May. Applicants may add,
remove or change the order of their courses as many times as they like up to the 1
July at 5:15pm. Remember to list your courses in genuine order of preference,
and not based on assumptions about points or examination results.

CAO Applicants are also urged to read the 'Changes to the 2020 Handbook'
document (available from the Downloads section of www.cao.ie) for information on
new courses, cancelled courses, title changes and miscellaneous changes.

Information for QQI/PLC applicants

Many of you have been attending for virtual interviews this week. If you have not
heard from the college, send them an email and enquire as to when you will be given
an interview. Alternatively email me and I will enquire on your behalf. Many colleges
are still open for online applications. In terms of cost, skill development and
opportunities, these courses provide great opportunities for students. All information
is on www.qualifax.ie

The link below is a survey for all 6th year students to see what help you need, if any,
from the Guidance department in the next few weeks.

I would be very grateful if all students could fill out the survey and click 'done; to
return to me asap.
I plan to host some zoom classes in key areas such as SUSI/ Grants, PLC, Change
of mind, CV / interview preparation, Using REACH plus etc
If any student wishes to obtain the licence access code to use the Reach plus
system (and take a range of personality, values, interest, skills testing, career
information etc), email me and I will send it to you. I am continuing with one to one
Zoom sessions for any student who requests it.
Classroom Guidance has also given us use of the facilities on their website to
support career and college choice.
The details are as follows :

Website: www.classroomguidance.ie
Username for all students: student
Password for all students: student_20
Registration is open for the virtual open day at Maynooth University on Saturday,
June 27th 2020
As I mentioned on the Zoom call, it is important that students use this time to engage
with their career and future plans.
It is time well spent and I am available to support you through the process.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Best Regards,
Ms Urell

Kildare Town Community School
Dunmurry Rd,
Kildare Town,
Co. Kildare,
R51 D288

045 535228

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