Over 45 stands, including third-level and Post-Leaving Certificate colleges, apprenticeship providers, employers and career service providers, have been confirmed for next Saturday’s (January 12th) Mayo Careers Fair 2019, to take place  in GMIT, Castlebar.

The event gets underway at 11am and is free of charge to senior cycle and pre-senior cycle students, their families, and lifelong learners.

Guidance counselor and educational expert Brian Mooney, acclaimed sports performance psychologist acclaimed sports performance psychologist and coach Gerry Hussey, and broadcaster Angelina Nugent are among the speakers at the Fair

It is being organised in an innovative joint venture between the South Mayo GAA Board; the Mayo Local Community Development Committee Education & Training Working Group;and the Mayo, Sligo and Leitrim Education & Training Board.

A dedicated Facebook page has been created: Facebook.com/MayoCareersFair.

Liam Horan is a member of the organizing committee and he told Midwest News today that the event provides an ideal opportunity for students and their families to learn more about career opportunities -whether that's a third level college place, an apprenticeship or direct employment.

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