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Hannah's Beauty and Retail Sales Journey

"I am achieving one of my biggest dreams; going to college and doing Beauty and Retail Sales in Crumlin College. I hope that this will help lead me to a job in the beauty industry.

The journey towards this goal has been long with a lot of ups and a few downs. When I started in WALK I wasn’t sure if I wanted to do a beauty course or a tourism course. I looked at different options with the staff team and it was suggested that I could do some education and some work experience in the area of beauty to see if this is an area I’d really like to work in".

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Stephen's journey to the Institute of Technology Tallaght.

Stephen tells us of his 'Path to Glory'.

When Stephen Lyons was born, the doctor turned to his mother and said of Stephen “one day he’ll be famous”, Stephen is presently very quick to announce that he is ‘well on his way’ to achieving this by studying Creative Digital Media in Tallaght Institute of Technology...

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Cillian's first year on Real Life Training

WALK’s Real Life Training Programme supports young people aged 18 -24 to access mainstream education, training and employment and to develop their natural support network. These supports happen at key transition points in the young person’s life and facilitate progression towards independence, inclusion and sustainable economic activity.

Cillian finished school and began on his Real Life Training journey we explored his interests and ambitions in life.  We learned that Cillian has a huge interest in music technology and IT.   Cillian wants to turn that interest into an IT role in a big company where he will earn big money.

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Ziad's Journey to IT Tallaght

Ziad, a Real Life Training (RLT) participant, has been supported on his journey towards third level education. The development of an Inclusive Learning Initiative in partnership with IT, Tallaght
is supporting Ziad to develop and realise exciting and ambitious career ambitions. 

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