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Dundalk IT to host CAO Information Evening

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Dundalk IT to host CAO Information Evening

Dundalk IT to host CAO Information Evening

Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) is organising a CAO Information Evening in the Muirhevna Building on its campus on Monday May 20 for ­­Transition Year to Sixth Year students and parents.  

The event is aimed at assisting future school-leavers and their parents with information about the CAO process and the 45+ degree courses on offer at DkIT. Attendees will also have opportunity to learn about supports and fee options available to students at undergraduate level.

A variety of DkIT staff and students will be available at the event to meet with attendees and discuss their third level options and associated career pathways. Representatives from the DkIT admissions team will also be on hand to answer questions about entry requirements and provide information about how to apply. The CAO Change of Mind facility opened on 6th May and existing CAO applicants can visit www.cao.ie to make changes to their existing application and course preferences free of charge.

Speaking today, Diarmuid Cahill, Schools Liaison Officer at DkIT said: “The DkIT Admissions team has been on the road across the North East in April and May. We look forward to meeting new students and parents in our hometown of Dundalk on 20th May and to helping them with decision-making around their futures. It is never too early to start thinking about college and we would encourage students from TY upwards to come along and discuss their third level options. DkIT offers a wide variety of industry-focussed courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level and graduates of these courses are in high demand by employers in our region and beyond.  Last year 94% of our graduates entered employment or full-time study within just 9 months of graduating.”

Sabrina Said Ali is a first year Architectural Technology student from Dundalk. Speaking about why she chose DkIT, she added: "I am from Dundalk, so I either walk or get a lift depending on the weather. Living so close was one of the reasons I chose DkIT but definitely not the deciding factor. It was 100% the work placement that sold DkIT to me when I was researching courses that I wanted to put down on my CAO application. The fact that DkIT offered placement and the others did not, ensured that I marked it top of my preferences. I was thinking about the future and how the experience would help me after college. The course content and the career opportunities also really appealed to me and that’s why I chose DkIT."

In addition to school leavers, the DkIT Information Evening is also open to mature students interested in studying either full-time and part-time at DkIT. In addition to the 45 full-time undergraduate courses, Dundalk Institute of Technology offers more than 70 part-time and postgraduate courses. To find out more about courses on offer, please visit www.dkit.ie/courses or attend the information evening (www.dkit.ie/roadshows).