This year in place of our regular TY programme for students across Ireland Cpl will be partnering with Ibec and the National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals in Ireland (NAPD) on TY Talks 21, an online immersive conference for Transition Year students who have had their TY experience impacted by Covid.
Ibec Director of Membership & Sectors, Sharon Higgins said: “Covid has been a major disruption to workplaces, businesses and schools alike. Unfortunately for Transition Year students across the country, this has meant that they have missed the opportunity to engage in the practical work experience that underpins the TY programme.
As we move into more uncertain, but also exciting times with the advent of technology, digitalisation and increasing globalisation, it is more important than ever for our young people to gain insights and experience into the world of work.
TY work experience not only enables young people to develop crucial practical, personal and social skills, but affords opportunities for these students to discover what they are passionate about. Through this exciting project, we want to inspire and inform this generation of students and offer them a preview of the world of work, the future of work, the essential 21st century skills and the varied skills and education pathway open to them.”
TY Talks takes place on Wednesday 5th May and will host 45,000 transition year students from 550 schools nationwide. As part of the programme, Cpl CSO and head of The Future of Work Institute Barry Winkless will be delivering a talk on the future of work to the students.