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The Use of ICT in Career Guidance (SIP045)
A project that investigated the appropriate use of technology as a tool in all the aspects of Career Guidance in post-primary schools.
18 months
Lead Organisation
St Kieran's College Secondary School, Kilkenny
Project Aims
  • To utilise email and the Internet to communicate with various agencies in relation to career guidance.
  • To encourage students to become more self-reliant and independent in accessing information and evaluating their own aptitudes.
  • To develop a cohesive web-based careers resource in collaboration with third-level institutions.
  • To incorporate ICT in the management of student records and assessment of student performance.
  • To encourage parents to use and become involved in using ICT in assisting the career choice of their children.
  • To train guidance counsellors in ICT.
  • To encourage students to utilise ICT as an integral part of their preparation for college and world of work.
  • To develop a cohesive programme for the appropriate use of ICT in Guidance in post primary schools.
  • To evaluate existing ICT resources in the guidance area.
Indicative Outcomes
  • Identification and evaluation of resources and strategies relating to the use of ICT to deliver guidance.
  • Identification and documentation of the limits of ICT in this area.
  • Development of a means of liaising with agencies and institutions using the new technologies.
  • Increase in the number of students using new technologies to apply for courses and to investigate possible career/ course choices.
Participating Schools
Loreto Secondary School, Kilkenny
Kilkenny College, Kilkenny
Presentation Secondary School, Kilkenny
Kilkenny City Vocational School, Kilkenny
CBS Secondary School, Kilkenny
City Technical School, Kilkenny
Meánscoil Na mBráithre Chriostaí, Kilkenny
Further Information

SIP is an initiative of the National Centre for Technology in Education
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