Career Skills Competition

CareerSkills Competition

New Language Category for 2023 

This year, Languages Connect is delighted to be supporting the CareersPortal Career Skills Competition with the introduction of a new specialist award for language skills. The competition, developed by CareersPortal, has been running for over ten years and promotes the importance of Career Skills, while also encouraging the value of career research. It provides students the opportunity to reflect on skills developed during their work experience and asks them to consider how such skills can help in their future careers. 

The Languages Connect Award for Careers with Foreign Languages is a new addition to the competition for 2023. To enter, students must undertake a work experience placement which uses foreign language skills or complete a career investigation based on a career where foreign languages play an integral role.  

Students apply to the competition within the relevant group, whether it is for TY, Leaving Cert (LCA and LCVP) or Vlog and the entry will automatically be eligible for any of the main prizes as well as being included in the Languages Connect category, if relevant. Entry deadline is March 31st with the awards ceremony due to take place in early May in the Clock Tower in the Department of Education and Skills. The winning students and their teachers and principals will be invited to attend. Find out more here 

Foreign languages can open doors to many different career opportunities. More than ever before, employers need people who are adaptable, resilient, and good communicators. Learning languages gives you all these skills and so much more. Languages is also needed in more careers than ever, from Translation and Interpretation to Business, Fashion and Agriculture to name just a few! If you’d like to hear more from people who use languages in their jobs every day, check out the Languages Connect YouTube Channel