At Portobello Institute we believe in enriching the academic year for our students with relevant guest lectures from industry experts, providing them with a well rounded learning experience. This week our Early Years department will have an enhancement week which entails a full week of industry focused workshops.  The week which is designed specifically for our full time Montessori and degree students provides fantastic platforms for our students to further develop their knowledge of the early years sector and network with industry professionals and recruiters.

The week started off looking at employment opportunities in early years and we were delighted to have Last Minute Minders and Park Academy join us to carry out recruitment skills workshops and talk about the importance of skills and qualifications required to secure future roles in this challenging and exciting sector.

Throughout the week the students will attend workshops focusing on Play Therapy, Creative Mindfulness and Leadership.  They will also go on a field trip to Headfort Preschool in Kells where one of our recent degree graduates currently works. She will be talking through the various initiatives she has implemented in the school since completing her degree with Portobello Institute.  Past students sharing experiences is invaluable to our current students as is further highlights the opportunities that are ahead of them when they successfully graduate.

We will be sharing lots of photos as the week progresses so keep an eye on our blog for updates.