A bumper attendance of over 500 scholars, oldsters and academics attended the hot Claremorris Career Event 2017 within the McWilliam Park Hotel, Claremorris.
The match used to be organised by way of the South Mayo GAA board and the Mayo GAA Coaching Committee, with reinforce from St Jarlath’s Credit Union, Tuam; Claremorris/Ballinrobe Credit Union; and the Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme.
“We were absolutely blown away by the huge turn-out and the feedback on the day, and since then, and we are delighted to confirm that it will take place again in 2018. We have already pencilled in Saturday, January 20, as the date. The venue, the McWilliam Park, will be the same too,” stated John Farragher, chairman, South Mayo GAA board.
Large numbers of scholars and households availed of the chance to discover occupation alternatives. The match used to be centered at senior cycle and pre-senior cycle scholars and their households.
“We had a number of guest speakers on the day and they were all excellent – An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny; former Mayo manager, James Horan; General Manager of DeCare Dental, Maureen Walsh; well-known author and career coach Dearbhla Kelly; and career psychologist Isabel Alvarez Seron,” stated Padraic Carolan, chairman, Mayo GAA Coaching committee.
The objective of the development used to be to arm scholars and households with key knowledge at the choices to be had to them upon finishing second-level training. Admission used to be without cost.
Stands from main CAO universities and schools afforded scholars the chance to invite key questions on the ones establishments, access necessities and employment probabilities. Non-college choices had been additionally introduced.
The match used to be backed by way of the Tuam and Claremorris/Ballinrobe Credit Unions, and supported by way of the Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP) and South West Mayo Development Company.
The Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP) 2015-2017 is funded by way of the Irish Government and co-funded by way of the European Social Fund and features a particular allocation underneath the Youth Employment Initiative. For additional knowledge, please seek advice from the Pobal Website http://www.pobal.ie. The reinforce of the South West Mayo Development Company Ltd could also be stated.
The establishing committee comprised John Farragher, Kieran Kilkenny, Liam Horan, Padraic Carolan, TJ Kelly and Michael King.