To coincide with The Bank of Ireland National Enterprise Week The TY Business and Careers Class were at the local branch this morning in the company of some local representatives from the world of Business.
The group had a Q & A session with local Solicitor, Donal Canney who explained the type of work he does on a daily basis. He explained what drew him to a career in Law and outlined his career pathway. Donal explained the benefits of legal studies for many different careers and gave the group an insight into the various fields where lawyers may opt to work in. People sometimes forget the even “The X Factor” needs legal advice.
Next up was James Martyn, a Chartered Accountant from McDonald Walsh Accountants. James explained the benefits of staying on course with education. He also gave an insight into the type of work that is involved in working in Accountancy and Taxation. James discussed the benefits of working in Accountancy and identified several famous CEOs that would have started their careers from this platform.
Finally the group were enlightened by John Fahy, a Process Engineer with Valeo here in Tuam. John gave an insight into the workings of a Process Engineer and explained the benefits and challenges of his daily job. John mentioned the list of countries he has travelled to and worked in since graduating from GMIT some years ago. Valeo employs 1,200 staff in its Tuam facility and operates at the cutting edge of technology as it endeavours to move the world towards driverless vehicles.
Thanks to Vinny Byrne and Fiona Mannion of Bank of Ireland for hosting the event and providing the students with breakfast as they discussed their options.
TY Art Exhibition to take place in the Library in Tuam on Friday the 11th of December. Competition to be held in the school, best 24 pieces to be exhibited. Prizes to be given out…….. Tickets for the exhibition will be available from the school. Watch this space for further information…..