THE inaugural Transition Year Expo will be hosted in Kilkenny in September. The event is organized by Kinsale-based company Transition Year Ireland and sponsored by the Bank of Ireland.
The expo will host 10,000 TY students from around the country, accompanied by their Teachers and TY co-ordinators, to discover, connect and be inspired about this very formative year of schooling.
Edwin Landzaad, managing director of Transition Year Ireland, explained that the aim is to put students and teachers face-to-face with the best opportunities available to them.
‘There are so many great programmes and competitions available to TY students, but students have a hard time accessing all the information, especially within the time they have available.
Our website and social media platforms go a long way to overcoming this challenge, but the Expo takes this information sharing to a new level, and it puts students and teachers in direct contact with the exhibitors, right at the start of the year,’ he said.
The expo has received fantastic response from exhibitors and schools alike. Attendance is arranged by group bookings through schools. Unfortunately there are no slots for individual bookings this year, but Mr Landzaad says that, given the demand, 2016 will also cater for individuals.
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