Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.

We asked Liam Dowling from St. Michael's House to give some advice for people considering this job:

Liam Dowling

Clinical Nurse Manager 2

St. Michael's House

Read more

Liam Dowling

Do your homework, ask about it - there is lots of infomation out there.  You need to be person centred, social, not afraid to mix and to have an understanding of disability or at least be prepared to learn about it. 

People with an Intellectual Disability  ARE NOT SICK , but they can get sick like everyone else and sometimes I feel people outside don't fully understand this. They don't just need Gods help. They need the help of qualified people that want to understand them so that their needs are met and they have chance to enjoy their life as much as is possible.

Close

Realist?
Realist
Realists are usually interested in 'things' - such as buildings, mechanics, equipment, tools, electronics etc. Their primary focus is dealing with these - as in building, fixing, operating or designing them. Involvement in these areas leads to high manual skills, or a fine aptitude for practical design - as found in the various forms of engineering.

Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.
All Courses
PLC Progression Routes
PLC Points Calculator
CAO Points Calculator
CAO Video Guide

Limerick College of Further Education
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Dublin Institute of Technology - DIT
Career Interviews
Sector Profiles
School Subjects (LC)
College Courses
Close
Study Skills
Other
Work Experience (School)
CV & Interview Preparation
Back

News

New STEM facilities for 11 Institutes of Technology

The large-scale construction projects will be completed by 2021

Minister for Education, Richard Bruton TD, has today announced details of 11 large-scale construction projects at Institutes of Technology around the country, using Public Private Partnership arrangements.

The projects will enable the Institutes of Technology to accommodate an additional 8,000 students. Most of the new buildings will be geared towards science and technology.

Eleven Institutes of Technology from Letterkenny to Waterford and Cork will benefit under the initiative:

  • New STEM buildings for Athlone IT, IT Tralee, and Galway Mayo IT.
  • IT Carlow will get a science building.
  • Waterford IT will get a new engineering, computing and general teaching building.
  • Limerick IT is to get an applied science and information technology building.
  • Letterkenny IT is to get a library, information technology, and teaching building.
  • IADT in Dublin will get a new Digital Media centre.
  • CIT in Cork is to get a learning resource centre. 
  • Phase two of a teaching block at IT Blanchardstown
  • The second phase of campus development will take place at IT Tallaght.

The state will pay €200m towards the buildings, which will be operated and maintained by private developers for 25 years after their construction. 

The Department of Education said the projects were selected following a detailed assessment, which took account of projected enrolments, capacity to deliver on skills requirements, and the potential of each project to contribute to regional development.

Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O'Connor said the ITs had been disproportionately affected by the fall-off in capital investment over the past decade. Minister for Education Richard Bruton said the announcement marked a turning point for state investment in the sector. 

The 11 projects will be procured by the National Development Finance Agency but it will be some time before they get underway. Tenders are expected to issue towards the end of next year. The Department hopes the first buildings will be ready for use in 2021.

The Department of Education said all proposals will be the subject of ongoing technical appraisal and economic analysis to ensure value for money. It said this process will inform the final scale and scope of each project.

 

The CareersPortal Team

 

Related News

CAO Change of Mind deadline 1st July 2018 

Posted by CareersPortal

Download FREE Leaving Cert Points Calculator 

Posted by CareersPortal

PLC Courses offer another route to Third Level 

Posted by CareersPortal

Help! Iíve drawn a blank in the exam 

Help! Iíve drawn a blank in the exam
Posted by CareersPortal

10 Tips for Final Leaving Cert Preparation 

10 Tips for Final Leaving Cert Preparation
Posted by CareersPortal

When I grow up, I donít want to be . . . 

When I grow up, I donít want to be . . .
Posted by CareersPortal