Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.

We asked Mary Joyce from Department of Education and Skills to give some advice for people considering this job:


Mary Joyce

Secondary School Teacher

Department of Education and Skills

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  Mary Joyce
Teaching as they say is a vocation, it is a job that requires patience and enthusiasm. If you are considering teaching you need to look beyond the holidays and think of the 9-4 Monday to Friday spent dealing with children or teenagers and the challenges which they might pose.

I would advise anyone thinking of teaching as a career to speak with Teachers and learn of their experiences, both positive and negative. I personally would encourage people to consider teaching as it is an extremely rewarding profession in terms of the interaction you get daily with young people and the colleagues you meet in the job.

Realists are usually interested in 'things' - such as buildings, mechanics, equipment, tools, electronics etc. Their primary focus is dealing with these - as in building, fixing, operating or designing them. Involvement in these areas leads to high manual skills, or a fine aptitude for practical design - as found in the various forms of engineering.

Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.
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Colaiste Chomain

Sustainable Architectural Technology

Code:  5M5010
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

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Sample Careers...
If you are interested in this course, then some of these occupations may be of interest. These suggestions are related by Career Sector and Career Interests, and may be worth exploring.
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Architect - Conservation   Metal Fabricator  
Draughtsperson   Cabinet Maker  
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Traffic Engineer   Acoustic Consultant  
Engineer   Engineer - Structural  
Site Technician   Surveyor  
Production Manager - Engineering   Sheet Metal Worker/Plater  
Facilities Manager   Site Engineer  
Insulation Workers   Industrial Insulator  
Heating and Ventilating Fitter   Gas Fitter  
Building Technician   Welder  
Building Services Engineering Technician   Geomatics Surveyor  
Stonemason   Scaffolder  
Plumber   Construction Plant Mechanic  
Army Apprentice   Construction Plant Fitter  
Engineer - Civil   Engineering Technician - Civil  
Carpet/Vinyl Fitter   Carpenter / Joiner  
Surveyor - Construction / Building   Engineer - Building Services  
Bricklayer   Electrician  
Glazier / Stone Cutter   Plasterer  
Painter / Decorator   Fitter - Plant Machinery  
Insurance Surveyor   Tiler/Fitter  
Electronic Security Systems Technician   Geological Technician  
Cartographic Draughtsperson   Meteorologist / Weather Forecaster  
Solar Physicist   Environmental Chemist  
Gas Engineer   Engineer - Mining / Geological  
Hydrologist   Geologist  
Atmospheric Scientist   Geoscientist  
Energy Manager/Consultant   Soil Scientist  
Engineer - Water   Engineer - Environmental  
Environmental Consultant   Engineer - Energy  
Environmental Officer   Environmental Health Officer  
Environmental Technician   Surveyor - Minerals / Mining  

Related Career Sectors...
This course prepares people for careers typically found in the sectors below. You can explore information relating to these sectors by clicking on the titles below.
Building, Construction & Property
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Electrical & Electronic Engineering
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Progression Routes

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This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.

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