Students must not career off course

Ireland’s school-leavers need to look beyond the recession, and choose careers that interest them and that offer long-term stability, writes John Cradden

21st March, 2009

Rapidly changing economic developments are steering school-leavers away from careers in the industries worst hit and towards the perceived security of a job in the public sector. The most recent figures from the Central Applications Office (CAO), the body charged with processing applications for third level places in Ireland’s colleges and universities, show that school leavers are turning away from jobs in construction.

A growing number are instead opting to study subjects associated...

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