Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT), in association with the Business Studies Teachers Association of Ireland (BSTAI), hosted a special awards evening last week to celebrate excellence in Junior Cert business studies.
The ceremony, which is in its tenth year, recognised the achievements of secondary school students in the South East region who received an A grade in higher level Business Studies in this year’s Junior Certificate exams.
300 students from 50 schools in Waterford, Wexford, Kilkenny, Carlow and South Tipperary attended the awards ceremony with their parents, Business Studies teachers and school principals.
Dr Tom O’Toole, Head of the School of Business at WIT said that the evening is an opportunity for parents, teachers and principals to celebrate the success of their students.
“We want to acknowledge students’ excellence as well as encouraging an interest in business in the long term. We are delighted to welcome so many students from the region to the Institute and give them a change to meet with our staff as well as viewing our modern campus and facilities here at WIT. In time, we hope to welcome these students back to WIT as undergraduates on one of our many business courses”
The National President of BSTAI Jenny Harrington and President of WIT Ruaidhrí Neavyn presented students with a certificate of achievement and business teachers received recognition plaques.
Jenny Harrington praised the students on their achievements and outlined how business studies teachers continue to develop the classroom learning of their students.
Dr Neavyn outlined the many and varied career routes that studying business in WIT affords, and complimented the students, parents, families and schools on the A grade achievement.
For information on studying business at undergraduate or postgraduate level, visit www.wit.ie/business.