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Inaugural Employment Skills Awards Killester College

Clontarf Castle – 22 May 2017

Today saw four top students awarded excellence in Employment Skills Award, presented by the Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton TD and Killester Principal Rory O’Sullivan (also chair of DRSF) delighted to be supported by Dublin Regional Skills Manager Natasha Kinsella.

The Employment Skills award is a recognition of 14 categories for soft skills required by employers. Concept initiated by John Barry MD (Management Support Services a member of ISME) and endorsed by additional employers. To be considered for this award students had to be rated excellent in all 14 categories and 68 of all students achieved that score. Congratulations were expressed to all with four students acknowledged an awarded at the event by the Minister.

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FET City 2017

CDETB is bringing together all of its Further Education and Training Colleges into one venue for an exciting demonstration of what we can do on Tuesday 7th February.

This Further Education and Training (FET) EXPO will make students aware of the 400 excellent PLC options that are available to them at Level 5 and 6 across the city of Dublin.

This FET CITY EXPO will take place in Liberties College, D 8 on Tuesday 7th February from 11.30 – 3pm. (Liberties College is on Bull Alley Street opposite St Patrick’s Cathedral).

We promise a fun event. Students will experience everything from Science to Sport, Motor Mechanics to Dog Grooming, Healthcare and Catering, Dance and Drama, what our Rock School is like, what it really means to Animate and much more.

All are welcome. Check out for more information.

KCFE will mark their JOB SKILLS WEEK starting 28th Nov. We will host 2 Events/Presentations on Tues. 29th & Wed. 30th Nov in the Hall from 10-12. Presentations from Careersportal, Employers & Recruitment Company CPL will be in attendance along with Killester past students who are now in the workplace. All welcome

COLLEGE AWARENESS WEEK is from 21st to 25th Nov.This will be marked by 2 Events in KCFE -Mon. 21st & Friday 25th Nov. from 10-12 in the Hall. Third level talks and KCFE past students will be there. All welcome. We will have speakers from DCU, NCI, ITB and past Killester students who are now in Third Level. All welcome

Ciaran Lloyd, Student of UCD & Former Killester College, Animal Science Student.

See also his UCD Testimonial on UCD Vet Nursing course page!

Being made redundant gave me the chance to work with animals which had always been an ambition of mine. Veterinary nursing quickly became what I wanted to do but unfortunately I had not got a leaving cert or experience in a working environment with animals so I stood little chance of gaining a place on a degree course. That was until I found the animal care course in Killester college. This 1 year course gave me everything I needed. It gave me the subjects I required to gain a place through the Fetac system but also the experience in a veterinary practice that ultimately led to me being accepted as a mature student because of the experience I had gained and the references had got from the vet and the nurses at this practice. I am now a full time student at UCD and this is definitely one of the best experiences of my life.

Congrats to past Animal Science Student-Jamie Enright who has just completed a degree in Biovet. Science in the Royal Vet. College London (2016) Jamie is now starting a graduate Programme in Vet. Medicine in London.
It’s amazing where dedication, hard work and a PLC can get you!

“Killester College was an extremely important stepping stone and has opened multiple doors for me ..”

Read Jamie’s full testimonial under What our Students say….section of website

Our Graduation Ceremony took place at Clontarf Castle this year. As a college we enjoy celebrating the achievements of all our students. A very special part of the day is the awarding of student prizes when we pay tribute to students who have excelled in particular ways throughout the year. These prizes are for academic and learning community achievements. The highest accolade that we can bestow on a student is Student of the Year Award.

Have a look at the photographs of the event here.

Another school year begins, which means that it’s time for evening classes againschool year begins, which means that it’s time for evening classes again.