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 Aine Ni Dhubhain from Forestry Careers Ireland to give some advice for people considering this job:

Aine Ni Dhubhain

Forestry Lecturer

Forestry Careers Ireland

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Aine Ni Dhubhain
The road to becoming a lecturer is quite long; you need to have at least PhD as well as an undergraduate degree; you would also need to have experience of working as a researcher in research projects so it can take quite a while to reach a stage where you might be considered for a lecturer’s position. So patience is required.
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REACH+ Career and College Preparation Programme

REACH+ Programme - [TY & Leaving Cert Senior Cycle Only] 
 

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Review of REACH+ in Guideline [pdf file]
Review of REACH+ in NCGE News [pdf file]
CareersPortal vs REACH+ [pdf file]
Student/Parents Flyer [pdf file]

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The REACH+ Career and College Preparation Programme is Ireland's most comprehensive, in depth, multi-format careers programme available. Much more than any textbook, it is a complete, integrated, classroom learning environment that supports Students, Guidance Counsellors and Teachers of career related content, including LCVP and LCA.

Unlike any other careers resource available, it contains four key components:

  • The Student Portfolio
  • The Students Online Career File & Portfolio
  • The School Administration
  • The REACH+ Network Support and Training

The REACH+ programme has been designed to facilitate the delivery of Career and Educational Guidance in Senior Cycle. The programme is only available in participating schools.

The programme covers five core areas:

  • Career Planning
  • Self Assessment
  • Study Skills
  • World of Work
  • World of Education

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Students are encouraged to engage in a wide variety of activities and research designed to prepare them for the transition from secondary school to work or college. Students taking part in the program each receive a Student Handbook and gain access to REACH+ Online, where they can complete additional exercises, do career research and monitor their study performance over the course of their senior cycle.

Guidance counsellors gain access to an easy to use online management system that enables them to keep track of students' progress, and prepare and deliver classes using powerpoints, videos and guidelines offered through lesson plans.

This consists of three main areas:

  • Student / Class Management
  • Resources (lesson plans, powerpoints, videos etc)
  • School Guidance Website

Further details of the REACH+ programme can be obtained by contacting reach@careersportal.ie, or by phone (01) 4402314


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