Minister Ruari Quinn TD Minister for Education and Skills visited Ringsend College on Leaving Certificate results day to meet the students and congratulate them on their achievement. ‘56,000 may have sat the exam but about half a million did the exam’, the Minister said acknowledging the grannies, mammies, fathers, brothers and sisters, who are all involved in supporting this great achievement.
Principal Donnchadh Clancy was delighted to introduce the Minister to the students. ‘We are really pleased with the results. Our students have very interesting options for September 2013 in either Further or Higher Education. There are so many interesting routes available now which will hopefully lead to meaningful employment. We have high hopes for them’, he said, ‘and it was an honour to have the Minister here on this very important day’.
Among the students the Minister met was Helena Lawless, 17, from Ringsend who was awarded seven honours and one pass and hopes to attend Liberties College of Further Education to study travel and tourism and eventually to become an air hostess.
The Minister also had words of encouragement for students who may not have received the points they had hoped for and advised them to explore other options. ‘The Leaving Certificate isn’t the only door into Further Education’ he said.
City of Dublin Education and Training Board (formerly CDVEC) has 22 colleges across the city. We offer almost 400 full-time courses to the post Leaving Certificate student. The range and choice will surprise you. Our Colleges of Further Education are always happy to receive enquiries.