Careers award for St Ronan's College

Careers award for St Ronan's College
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St Ronan’s Collage has been named Northern Ireland's Career Ready School of the Year.

The school’s careers department travelled to London last week to collect the award on behalf of the College and the historic Drapers Hall.

Tony Madden, NI Career Ready Regional Manager noted, "Against very stiff competition, St Ronan’s College have won the N. Ireland School of the Year Award because of their outstanding delivery of the Career Ready Employability programme.

“St Ronan’s put the careers development of their students at the very centre of everything they do. They inspire and encourage students to embrace each opportunity that is presented to them and to go out an actively look for others.

“As part of the Career Ready programme, St Ronan’s proactively engage the assistance of industry mentors to motivate and energise students in the form of 1:2:1 mentoring, the delivery of employability masterclasses and the provision of challenging work placements/internships, which makes them an outstanding delivery partner.

“The programme has grown from strength to strength in the school, initially started and led by Peter Rafferty who passed the mantle over to Hannah Murtagh, Jennifer O’Connor and Seamus Heffron who have grown and improved it.”

Mr Madden added that it was a “fantastic achievement for St Ronan’s who have plans in place to develop the programme even more in 2022/23.

“Sincere thanks to all the companies and individuals who give up their valuable time to support the Career Ready programme at the school and to the principal Ms Fiona Kane for her ongoing support of the programme, the staff who deliver it and the students who participate."

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