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Our Lady’s College, Greenhills, Drogheda, Co. Louth

Greenhills TY Student Wins Award at AIB Career Skills Competition


TY student at Our Lady’s College, Greenhills, Ana Isabel Cámara Gutiérrez enjoyed success recently with her entry in the AIB Career Skills Competition. One of 32 winning entries from 1,000 submissions, Ana’s entry in the ‘Careers with a Foreign Language’ category was a project investigating the career of translator that featured an overview of the most relevant knowledge and skills required for the career and the educational pathways that can lead to it.

Now in its thirteenth year, the all-Ireland competition was developed by Careers Portal to encourage students to focus on the importance of career skills and develop understanding of the role of skills in future career paths as well as education. The competition is open to all Senior Cycle students who have undertaken a work experience placement.

Addressing the awards ceremony at the Royal College of Physicians on May 11th, Minister for Education Norma Foley, T.D. remarked that participation in the competition was “ a wonderful opportunity for students to reflect on their future career and education options and investigate where they might direct their energy and focus in the future”.

Hailing from Jaén in Andalucia, Ana has been attending Our Lady’s College since September last, one of a number of international students who come to the school to experience the Irish education system, improve their English and enjoy the intercultural experience of living with a host family for a year.

Ana undertook her project in the course of her participation in TY module on Careers led by teacher Caroline O’Connell. She says that she has loved her time in Drogheda and plans to welcome a few of her Greenhills friends to Anadalucia over the summer.

She was presented with a trophy and Lenovo laptop by Karen Ruddock (Director of Post-Primary Languages Ireland. Eimear Sinnott (Director of Careers Portal Ireland) and Dave Mc Cormack (AIB Deputy Chief People Officer, AIB).

All in Greenhills wish Ana continued success as she returns home to Spain.