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Enterprising people like situations that involve using resources for personal or corporate economic gain. Such people may have an opportunistic frame of mind, and are drawn to commerce, trade and making deals. Some pursue sales and marketing occupations. Many will eventually end up owning their own business, or in management roles in larger organisations. They tend to be very goal-oriented and work best when focused on a target. Some have an entrepreneurial inclination.

  • 2018 Career Skills Prize-Giving Ceremony

2018 Competition Winners

Congratulations to all this years winners of the 2018 National Career Skills Competition!
Award ceremony photos available on our Facebook page.

Transition Year

Place Student Name School Career
1st Prize Orla Hannon Presentation Community College, Terenure Architecture
2nd Prize - Joint Ronan Moore Coláiste Lorcáin Community College, Kildare First Officer/Aircraft Captain
2nd Prize - Joint Éabha Fitzpatrick Coláiste Muire Ennis, Clare Aeronautical Engineering
3rd Prize Ciara McGrath Borrisokane Community College, Tipperary Marketing Director
Highly Commended Eva Cullinan Scoil Mhuire Ennistymon, Clare Airport Search Unit Officer
Highly Commended Aoife Daffy Coláiste Muire Ennis, Clare Accountant
Highly Commended Favour Ajogbe Royal School Cavan, Cavan Pharmacist
Highly Commended Lauren Mooney Castleblayney College, Monaghan Speech and Language Theapist
Highly Commended Julie Walshe Our Lady's College Greenhills, Drogheda Primary School Teacher
Highly Commended Lynn Victory Our Lady's College Greenhills, Drogheda Primary School Teacher

Leaving Cert

Including LCA and LCVP

Place Student Name School Career
1st Prize Lorcan Tuohy-Donnelly Borrisokane Community College Journalist
2nd Prize Niamh Daly Sacred Heart School Drogheda Primary School Teacher
3rd Prize Laura Gray Sacred Heart School Drogheda Prosthetics and Orthotics
Highly Commended Sophie O'Connor Sacred Heart School Drogheda Moulage Makeup Artist
Highly Commended David Lalor Presentation College Carlow Software Developer
Highly Commended Sinéad Lanigan Our Lady of Lourdes Secondary School, Wexford Primary School Teacher


Place Student Name School Career
Cathal Ó Duibhir Baoill Coláiste Eoin, Bóthar Stigh Lorgan, Baile Átha Cliath Eagarthóir fuaime
Kate Páircéir Coláiste Íosagáin, Bóthar Stigh Lorgan, Baile Átha Cliath Oibrí Cúraim Shóisialta
Megan Ní Chróinín Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh, Luimnigh  Treidlia 
Ardmholta Dearbhla Ní Bhriain Coláiste Íosagáin, Bóthar Stigh Lorgan, Baile Átha Cliath Treidlia 
Ardmholta Enya Harrington (Idirbhliain) Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh, Luimnigh  Treidlia 
Ardmholta Sophie Breathnach Gaelcholáiste an Phiarsaigh, Ráth Fearnáin, Baile Átha Cliath  Poitigéir
Molta Antaine Ó Conbhuí Coláiste de hÍde, Tamhlacht, Baile Átha Cliath Díoltóir
Molta Cathal Mac Aodhbhui Coláiste Pobail Osraí, Bóthar Urmhumhan, Cill Chainnigh Comhairleoir Airgeadais
Molta Conor de Rúit Meánscoil Gharman, Inis Córthaidh, Loch Garman Cúntóir Rúnaíochta agus Parlaiminteach
Molta Oisín O’ Ceara Coláiste Mhuire, Br. Ráth Tó, Baile Átha Cliath Dlíodóir

FET Adult Learner

Place Student Name College Career
1st Prize Adam Broderick Ormonde College of Further Education Security
2nd Prize Michele Murphy Pearse College of Further Education Architecture
3rd Prize - Joint Aisling Briody Moate Business College Business Administration
3rd Prize - Joint Shannon Caffrey Ballyfermot Youthreach Pet Groomer
4th Prize Laszlo Szlatki Limerick College of Further Education Software Developer
Highly Commended Joseph Cashin Ormonde College of Further Education Tourism and event management
Highly Commended Shannon O'Shea Ormonde College of Further Education Childcare
Highly Commended Gabrielle Byrne Arklow Youthreach Librarian
Highly Commended Laura Murray Moate Business College Business Administration
Commended Rukayat Mohammed Ormonde College, Kilkenny Childcare