Double Vision in Letterkenny Institute of Technology

Uncategorized - May 21, 2014

Brian McGonagle, Lifelong Learning & Access Coordinator with Letterkenny IT, tells us about the benefits of linking with two local schools, Carndonagh CS and Rosses CS in Letterkenny.

We feel privileged to have been involved with The Schools’ Business Partnership over the EMF Cardonaghlast three years, involving Carndonagh Community School and Rosses Community School in County Donegal. Of course it has been most enjoyable working with the school’s staff and the local BITC Co-ordinator Elaine McFadden, however, I think we would all agree that this pales into insignificance when I think of the amazing, talented and truly inspirational students we have encountered along the way.

Although we only meet the students a few times over the year, we are always overwhelmed by their enthusiasm and willingness to undertake this challenging programme. We hope that the students get a good idea of  the business world  by visiting our campus and taking part in the discussions and activities that we plan for them and of course that the canteen dinners are to their liking!

“Double vision in LYIT” eludes to the fact that the students get both a view of college lifeEMF Rosses CS Career Day hand on in Nursing Faculty and how the college operates as a business.

This “double vision” certainly enhances students learning  when it comes to the dreaded student interviews towards the end of the programme when their understanding of the process is there for all to see. Without exception students put in a great performance in their interviews and teachers are sometimes left wondering “Are these the same students that we teach?”

Again, a big word of thanks to all involved and most of all to the students who are what it’s all about.

Top photo: students from Carndonagh CS who baked for their Wrap Up event. 
Bottom photo: students from Rosses CS on Career Choice Day being hands on in the Nursing faculty.