Horse Racing Ireland (HRI)
will host an information day for post-primary level students on Wednesday
November 22 at Naas Racecourse, as part of College Awareness Week, a national campaign
that advocates students to have a plan for when they finish school, to help
students of all ages to become college-ready and to showcase local role models.
Students will get to meet
with professionals from different areas of the equine industry, including a
jockey, trainer, racecourse manager, farriers and RACE (Racing Academy
and Centre of Education). Participants
will also meet representatives from a number of the Third Level Institutions
that run equine-related courses, these will include UCD, NUIM, UL, CAFRE,
Grennan College, Teagasc, and the Curragh PPS among others.
Paddy Ryan, Careers and
Racing Education Department, HRI,
said: “CARE is delighted to support College Awareness Week and to use this
opportunity to be able to highlight just some of the roles that are available
within the equine industry. It is a vibrant, exciting industry and this
information day allows us to promote the range of equine courses that are
available all over Ireland and to put interested students in touch with the
people who are delivering these courses.”
The event is free of charge,
however students, or teachers, must register in advance by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or phone to 045 455488.