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Open your eyes to a future full of possibility with Further Education & Training

Open your eyes to a future full of possibility with Further Education and Training

Three Cork Colleges of Further Education and Training (under the Cork ETB umbrella) announce upcoming open days

Deciding on your future in Further Education and Training, can sometimes be a long and arduous chore, attending multiple open days, researching courses and talking to other people who have gone down your path. The important thing is to be able to select the right course for you, the course that best fits in with your career path, and which provides you with the best preparation to continue with your studies, or to enter into the world of work immediately after completing your course. This year however, Cork Education and Training Board (CETB) are making future student lives a lot easier with three open days taking place on the one day at three of their Further Education and Training Colleges.

Prospective students who will be finishing their second level studies, or will be looking to retrain or upskill, are invited to attend the open days at three of the largest PLC colleges in the country; namely Cork College of Commerce, St. John’s Central College and Coláiste Stiofáin Naofa, Cork onTuesday March 7th 2017. All three Cork based colleges are under the umbrella of the CETB and are proudly showcasing their diverse range of full time Post Leaving Certificate (PLC) courses across a wide and diverse range of disciplines to suit all areas of student interest. The open days will demonstrate the full range of facilities on offer at each campus and provide all the necessary information on courses, how to apply as well as opportunities to meet with current students and teaching staff to get guidance on finding the ideal educational opportunity to catapult them towards a successful future.

Cork College of Commerce’s Open Day taking place on Tuesday 7th March from 9.00am to 6.00pm is inviting curious minds to ‘think about the next step’ and see their city centre campus where they have as many as 65 courses on offer in a broad range of disciplines. Designed with entry routes to further study, or categories with employment in mind, the courses offered include: Business and Administration, Childcare, Hair Beauty and Complementary, Health and Fitness, Information Technology, Security Studies, Tourism Food and Hospitality and Leaving Certificate

St. Johns Central College’s Open Day will take place on the same day from 9.30am to 4.00pm and will provide course information, guided tours of the state of the art college facilities, application and interview details as well as the opportunity to meet current students and teaching staff. At St. John’s Central College they want you to take your experience to the next level. Courses include Media Technology, to Art and Design, Information Technology, and Construction and Engineering.

Coláiste Stiofáin Naofa’s Open Day is also on Tuesday 7th March from 9.00am to 8.00pm and will host a dedicated parent evening at 7pm. During their open day the college will showcase their amazing facilities and diverse course offerings which include everything from Broadcasting to Horticulture, Sports therapy and coaching to Digital media and software development. Success starts at CSN College of Further Education.

Commenting on the Further Education and Training services delivered by CETB, Chief Executive Ted Owens said;

“All of our further education courses are nationally and internationally recognised and are designed to ensure students have the chance to progress to their chosen third level course or career. To help our students discover their full potential we have direct entry links and progression schemes into courses in Higher Education and have industry links to ensure that our FET Cork graduates have ‘job ready’ skills”

For more information on the three open days and to plan your day on Tuesday 7th March as well as your future in education, see or follow them on or #FETOpenDays #CETB

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