Pathways Education Event Galway

Pathways Education Event Galway

Pathways, a colleges and careers event hosted by the Galway Advertiser, will take place at The Galmont Hotel, Galway, on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 from 9.30 am to 5.30 pm.

The objective of this event is to inform students in the West of Ireland on the numerous further education, training and employment options available to them on leaving second level education.

Many third level colleges from all over Ireland, and businesses from the West of Ireland, will be exhibiting at the event. It will be a most informative event for all senior cycle second level students, ie. Leaving Certs, Fifth years and TY students. The event aims to allow minimum disruption to the school day

The organisers have lined up a number of speakers from both the education and industry sectors, including a number of speakers from local technology companies who will talk about their own experiences working in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & maths) areas.

Speakers include..

  • DXC’s Taryn Schuller
  • Fidelity Investments’ Karen Conway
  • IBM’s Orla Collins
  • IBM DXC Clare Gallagher
  • SMARTBEAR’s Lorna Smyth
  • The UX Studio’s Rachel O’Donnell and Dr. Niamh Shaw.
  • Heads of GMIT departments of Natural Sciences, Heritage and Tourism, Humanities, Applied Languages and Communications, Creative Arts and Media and Culinary Arts and Services Industries
  • Lecturers from the School of Law and The College of Engineering from NUIG.

There will also be talks on the CAO, Apprenticeships, PLC courses and careers in nursing, the gardai, army and other areas. Exhibiting colleges include TCD, UCD, DCU, NUIG, GMIT, Limerick University, Maynooth University, AIT, Sligo IT, Limerick IT, GRETB and others.

A number of local businesses will also be exhibiting on the day including Fidelity Investments, Corrib Oil, technology companies, hotels and financial institutions among others.

For more information contact Peter or Maire on 091 530900 or email or

Participants can view the event schedule & book their place at the event for just €4.99 at