Ó Fiaich Institute in Dundalk is celebrating the employment success of its graduates. With over 50 courses on offer, the institute provides students with a pathway to direct entry into the workforce upon completion of their Post-Leaving Certificate (PLC) Course.
These courses grant learners a QQI Level 5 or Level 6 certificate, equipping them with the qualifications necessary to pursue their desired careers.
Among the recent graduates who have achieved employment in their chosen fields, there are numerous examples of success.
Aoife Maloney, a graduate of Ardee Community School, completed the Nursing Studies course at Level 5 in Ó Fiaich Institute and is now employed as a Healthcare Assistant at My Life by Estrella Hall.
This course not only offers a starting point for a career in nursing but also provides the opportunity to work directly as a healthcare assistant.
Giada DelDuca, a graduate of Coláiste Rís, studied Early Learning and Care at Ó Fiaich Institute and has secured a position at Claddagh Treasures Creche in Dundalk. The Early Learning and Care course qualifies students to work in childcare settings, with an option to pursue a Level 6 qualification by studying for an additional year.
Darragh Flanagan, a graduate of Patrician High School, pursued Barbering at Ó Fiaich Institute and is now employed at The White Barber Shop in Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan. Just like his classmates, Darragh has worked diligently throughout the year to realize his passion for barbering and has successfully landed a job in his desired career field.
A spokesperson for the Institute said:
“These exemplary students serve as inspirations to their peers, showcasing the rewards of their hard work and dedication. They have not only achieved their goal of gaining employment but have also found positions in areas they are deeply interested in and passionate about.
“At Ó Fiaich Institute, courses typically commence in September and conclude in May. In addition to the wide range of PLC courses, the institute also offers a variety of Pre-University Courses. These courses enable learners to apply to universities of their choice in Ireland or abroad, further expanding their educational opportunities.
“If you are interested in exploring the courses available at Ó Fiaich Institute, visit their website at www.ofi.ie. Applications for September 2023 are now open, providing prospective students with the opportunity to embark on a fulfilling educational journey and prepare for a successful career ahead.”