“Take time to reflect on the path that best suits you,” is the message from Mary Murphy, PRO for Kerry College of Further Education, Tralee to those who have just completed their Leaving Certificate.
‘No doubt a weight has been lifted off the shoulders and now that the Leaving Cert is done and dusted it is important for school leavers to think about the next step in their career journey.
“Let’s face it what you are forced to study in the Leaving Cert affects your points score. Maths, Irish and English plus for most people a European language and if they aren’t your forte then ………..,” said Mary.
Speaking to The Maine Valley Post this week Mary said “Enrolling in a PLC course helps people realise that their true strengths are often elsewhere. When you choose to do a PLC you have the pleasure of being immersed in an area that interests you and
your confidence grows as a result. In our experience here at the college, students do very well for themselves out of it.”
“In KCFE we park the drama that’s associated with the leaving cert points race and concentrate on the individual that comes to interview for a place. We look at the individual and their interests and we take pride in putting them on the right path, a course that best suits their strengths.”
Thank You Cards
“Every year we receive thank you cards here to the college from those who have used the PLC as a stepping stone,” Mary revealed. “They come from nurses, teachers, social workers, engineers, veterinary nurses, hotel managers, computer programmers – many of whom, years later, recognise that they would never have reached their ultimate career goal had it not been for starting out on one of our PLC courses.”
“With over forty further education courses on offer at the college in Tralee there are plenty of choices in this rapidly growing college. Applications can be made online for any of the courses at www.kerryfe.ie and you will be offered an interview in August,” Mary concluded.