A career guidance service is available to all students to help them make informed subject choices and decisions. A full time career guidance teacher is available with a fully equipped careers' library and up to date computer software.
All students are encouraged and supported in their educational and vocational choices.
An integral part of the careers service is forging links with the relevant agencies such as:
- → AHEAD
- → Centre for Deaf Studies
- → NAD
- → Institute of Guidance Counsellors
- → FETAC
- → CAO
- → FAS
- → Careers Research and Advisory Centre
Open Days and Career Talks
Students regularly attend college Open Days so as to expose and prepare them for opportunities at third Level. Sign Language Interpreters and Access Officers are available on these days. Students also attend career exhibitions organised by FAS and NTDL.
In addition representatives from FAS, Trinity and NAD give talks to students in St Mary's. This is an informal setting where students can voice their concerns and questions regarding their future.
The aims of the guidance service are as follows:
- → Provide current information to students on careers/education.
- → To teach students how to evaluate and manage career information.
- → Provide Open Days and seminars to prepare students for the transition from school to work/further education.
- → Encourage students to reach their maximum potential.