This project involves the design, implementation and evaluation of a career exploration programme for senior cycle students in disadvantaged school settings in Ireland. Following the pilot phase within 18 DEIS schools in the North Dublin area, the programme will be rolled out to all DEIS Post Primary Schools in Ireland.
Personal, educational and career concerns are intertwined and a whole person approach is the most effective way to address the concerns of students in a radically changing career landscape where financial impediments can often be a barrier to career progression. The aim of the programme is to facilitate young people to explore their future career options and the challenges and opportunities, including financial, in terms of progression to further education.
The programme seeks to equip students in DEIS schools with the skills to make informed choices regarding their future career and study options and to address any socio-economic barriers to third level progression.