1,500 secondary school students attended the careers fair to get a glimpse at the limitless options open to them after their Leaving Certificate.

Jackson’s Hotel in Ballybofey was the excellent venue for the annual Careers Fair organised by the Donegal Branch of the Institute of Guidance Counsellors.

Approximately 1500 students from all the secondary schools across Co Donegal attended throughout the day where up to 40 further and higher education institutions from across Ireland and the UK gathered to inform the students on the myriad of options available to them after their Leaving Certificate.

The Finn Suite in Jackson’s was a hive of activity as the eager masses collected their pamphlets, prospectuses (as well as the odd free pen!) from the universities and colleges.

Questions were answered, details were taken and seeds were planted into the students’ minds in what was a hugely successful day.

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The event is the flagship day of the Donegal IGC calendar and has gone from strength to strength over the years and is testament to the amount of hard work being done in our schools by the Guidance Counsellors. A highlight this year was the large display of apprenticeships available from Donegal ETB.

The event organisers, Mr Rory White Finn Valley College, Stranorlar, Ms Georgina White, St Columba’s College, Stranorlar and Ms Mairead Mc Gurren, Colaiste Colmcille, Ballyshannon would like to thank all institutions for attending the event, Kelly, Claire, John and Dylan for their help and Rhonda, Hugh and the staff at Jackson’s Hotel.