WALK into Further Education and leave with the world at your feet

WALK into Further Education and leave with the world at your feet

Meet Carrie Sellick, an ambitious, bright young woman from Dundalk, Co Louth with the world at her feet.

Carrie has her foot in many doors at the moment as she holds qualifications in Health Care, Employment Skills, and aims to do a Fashion Design Course in next September. A woman of many talents!

Carrie’s journey started when she took part in the Career Discovery programme under WALK’s Peer Ability Project in St Brigid’s School, Dundalk, which supports young people with special educational needs to identify opportunities and bridge gaps to mainstream Further Education, Training, and Employment.

The project led her to work experience positions with Horseware and DV8 clothing, which turned into a two-year position as a retail assistant in their Dundalk store.

The young go-getter also completed her QQI Level 4 certificate in Employment Based Skills Training in the National Learning Network in Dundalk, which is funded by Louth & Meath Education and Training Board.

Carrie is a trend setter as she was one of the first ever students from St Brigid’s to go on to Further Education and Training, with many following in her footsteps.

“The school were really happy for me made a huge deal when I left and started my FET course. They made me feel very proud, both to have been a student there as well as to be moving on.”

Carrie didn’t stop there, she got a taster for higher education and has since graduated from her QQI Level 5 Health Care Assistant course in O’Fiaich Institute of Further Education.

She is currently in the process of applying for work as a Health Care Assistant as well as enrolling in Drogheda Institute of Further Education to study fashion design.

“It is my dream to work as a healthcare assistant but for now I just want to do some further training and see where that takes me.”