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 Donal Kane from Construction Industry Federation to give some advice for people considering this job:

Donal Kane

Plumber / Construction Super.

Construction Industry Federation

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Donal Kane
Once you’re willing to listen, take advice and work hard there are many options for career paths / future development.
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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.
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Our mission at ITB is to make a significant contribution to the ongoing prosperity and economic development of a region which is now the fastest growing population centre in the country. An essential part of that mission is the provision of education programmes which enhance educational opportunity and allows people to acquire the knowledge and skills to advance in their working lives. We support all learners across a wide spectrum of educational attainment.

ITB offers programmes to graduates wanting to upgrade their skill sets as well as those looking for a second chance at third level education, to mature full-time students as well as part-time learners and school leavers who are embarking on the start of their careers. 

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Throughout the academic year, we host a number of open days to which prospective students, parents, relatives and friends are welcome to attend to discuss courses in more detail, meet lecturing staff and view the campus.

We believe in our vision and our values. If they strike a chord with you, maybe ITB is the place for you!

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"We believe in the capacity of people to develop their potential through education and training. We will provide this education and training in a way that is innovative, responsive and holistic. We will be at the forefront of developments in third-level education, industry and organisational effectiveness. We seek a diverse community of students and staff and we will provide the support needed for each person’s full participation."

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Community We acknowledge the diversity of people involved in our work. We respect the different role played by each person. We listen with patience and understanding. We work to build genuine relationships founded on acceptance and trust. Enjoyment We aim to enjoy our work and derive fulfillment from it. We value positive attitudes throughout our workplace.

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We strive for excellence in the provision of internal and external services, courses and programmes.

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