Employment and Employability Guide Launched By Institute of Technology Carlow


Earn As You Learn, Returning To The Workforce, What Employers Want, In-Course Opportunities for Employability and Jargon Busting are amongst the tricky subjects tackled and explained in the online Employment and Employability Guide launched this week by Institute of Technology Carlow.

To view the guide, visit

Employability includes all the knowledge, skills and attributes one has to help in pursuing a successful and enjoyable career. The Employment and Employability Guide is designed to make applicants, students, graduates, parents and guidance counsellors aware of the career opportunities available through attending Institute of Technology Carlow. The microsite also provides samples of key employability attributes and how they are embedded in the various courses at Institute of Technology Carlow. Details on Change of Mind are also included for those who realise their course is not for them and would like to change to another.

A separate section entitled Student Journeys features case studies of people who have taken different routes to employment.

For those who are already working, there are also links to part-time courses offered by the Faculty of Lifelong Learning, upskilling courses available via the Institute’s Extended Campus, and a list of available Apprenticeships.

Speaking at the launch of the guide, Mr David Denieffe, Vice-President for Academic Affairs and Registrar commented, “The Employment and Employability Guide, published by Institute of Technology Carlow, highlights the attributes achieved by our graduates. It brings to the fore the wide range of skills students achieve in their time here in the Institute and highlights the world of possibilities available to them on graduation”

CAPTION: Dr. Yvonne Kavanagh, Assistant Registrar, Institute of Technology Carlow navigates the Institute’s new online Employment and Employability Guide with (l-r) Tawnya Foster, SU Welfare Officer, Ronan Larkin, SU Education Officer and student Alicia Pavel.