When it comes to horticultural education, Teagasc is in the business of providing recognised qualifications to those looking to get involved in the sector.
Strike a balance between work and education with Teagasc’s Careers Hub at GLAS.
The Careers Hub is an informal networking opportunity for visitors and exhibitors to meet with final year students, graduates and alumni. The focus will also be on the value of upskilling those currently working in the industry.
John Mulhern, college principal in the Teagasc College of Amenity Horticulture, discusses balancing education with work and the first ever Careers Hub at GLAS.
We are the proud sponsors of the Careers Hub at this year’s GLAS showcase. The Hub, which is the first of its kind, will host talks and offer useful information on the various possibilities for those in the orticulture industry. A number of people who have completed our programmes in the past and are now working in the industry will take part in the event. Including some of the many students who have had to juggle the completion of their component award with working in the industry.
In a demanding world, students increasingly want or need to work while they are studying. More and more people are finding themselves torn between the want to upskill and the need to continue working in the industry. Of course, it is possible for students to work while studying, but their ability to do so may depend on the area that they are involved in.
This is where Teagasc comes in. We want to find real solutions to this problem and showcase them at the Careers Hub in the hope that they prove useful to those looking for guidance.
Last year, 80 college students completed component awards, helping them to develop a deeper understanding of their particular area of work within horticulture. Each of our major awards can now be tailored to suit an individual’s unique situation. Students can take on a specific subject area and use that to build towards the completion of a major award.
Talk to us at GLAS about the areas that are proving to be popular, as well as the three level 5 programmes we are offering as part of our college’s summer programme this year.
Careers Hub 2019 Featured
Department of Agriculture
Chartered Institute of Horticulture
And talks from:
Sheila Macken, Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM)
John Mulhern, Principle of Horticulture, Teagasc & a selection of student graduates