"But that's where I came in. That's when I said I've had enough of this crap. I'm breaking the mould, I'm smashing the mould to pieces." Colm Burke (32) from Glasnevin is living with cerebral palsy, and he uses a wheelchair. He's had a few challenges in life, he admits, but he quickly qualifies this by saying that life can be challenging for everyone. Today is International Day of Persons with Disabilties, and Colm sat down with Independent.ie to tell his own story - how he broke the mould and now works at the European Central Bank under a traineeship programme in Frankfurt. He studied Business Information Systems at the National College of Ireland (NCI) and got a job at the Office of the Revenue Commissioners in Dublin Castle last year after a lengthy job search. “I couldn’t find a job for ages and ages (after graduation). I was nearly 10 months looking for a job, and I applied for the WAM (Willing Able Mentoring) programme and I got in,” says the Dubliner. Then … [Read more...] about WATCH: ‘A medical doctor said I wasn’t going to get anywhere in life’ – How inspirational Irish man (32) living with cerebral palsy is breaking the mould
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Kishwaukee College’s 50th anniversary is winding down, with two events remaining. On Saturday, we will host the Foundation Gala on campus. The evening will be shiny and gold, as we celebrate the 50th and raise money for student scholarships. The 50-for-50 scholarship campaign has raised $35,269 to date. We are fortunate to have such generous friends supporting our students in reaching their higher education goals. At our homecoming event Sept. 15, we shared the college’s new five-year strategic plan. The plan includes a new mission and vision statement. Our mission statement reflects what we do every day: “Kishwaukee College improves lives through quality, affordable education.” Our vision statement demonstrates what we are aspiring to be: “Kishwaukee College will be a leader in providing innovative education in the local community.” We have also added nine college values, reflecting what we stand for and believe in. Finally, the plan includes five … [Read more...] about Borowicz: A plan for the future at Kishwaukee College
When making the important decision of where your child will spend the next few years of their education, it isn’t enough to simply look at glossy prospectuses, league tables and Ofsted reports. Many parents and headteachers will agree that the best way for a parent to get a real feel for a school is to take their child along and have a good look around at the facilities on offer. Visiting a school for an open day gives you the chance to speak to teachers and current students at the school and ask as many questions as you wish. You can expect to hear talks from the school headteacher or principal, visit classrooms and maybe even see demonstrations of lessons. It is also a chance to see how your child reacts to the environment around them and whether the school would be a good fit for their individual needs. With so many different types of school on offer these days, it is important now more than ever to choose the right one for your child so you can watch them blossom into young … [Read more...] about 9 schools and colleges that can give your child a great education
Samuel Stebbins 24/7 Wall Street Published 10:00 p.m. UTC Aug 31, 2018 Choosing a career is one of the most consequential decisions many will make in their lifetime. The right job for one person is not necessarily the best choice for another, and a person's job is often a reflection of personal values and skill sets. Regardless, working is a practical necessity for most people, and as such, compensation is also usually an important consideration. The average working American earns $50,620 a year, but there are dozens of jobs where the average salary is more than double that. 24/7 Wall Street reviewed average annual salaries for over 800 occupations from the Bureau of Labor Statistics to identify the 77 jobs with six-figure salaries. Such high-paying jobs are relatively rare -- and often hard to get. Of the 142.5 million employed Americans, only 7.8 percent work in professions where the average salary is at least $100,000. More: What are the best and worst car brands in the U.S. … [Read more...] about There are 77 US occupations that average six-figure salaries. Is yours one of them?
If university doesn't feel like the right option for you, there are plenty of opportunities available to students who don't want to continue with further study. Whether you don't fancy another three years of studying, can’t face the debt, or don’t think you’d get there, there are many new routes into careers which don't require graduates. These new opportunities are partly thanks to a rise in apprenticeships since the government and businesses invested more in professional training in 2017. Now three in four UK businesses believe more young people will choose these earn-as-you-learn routes in the next five years, according to AAT research. Read More A level results help, advice and ways to celebrate in Surrey For more vacancies head to the Fish4Jobs website . If you're not sure what to do once you've collected your A level results, take a look at some of the top jobs recommended by teen magazine Future-Mag, that you can do without a degree. Solicitor What do they … [Read more...] about 10 top jobs that don’t require a degree