As readers will know Katie Coffey was appointed in January to the position of Third Level Traveller Access Officer – Junior Cycle. Katie works alongside Christina Boland, our Third Level Traveller Access Officer – Senior Cycle and Mature Learners, to promote participation in third level education among members of the Traveller community. Katie is getting in contact with schools and Traveller families with a view to working with Travellers in the Secondary School Junior Cycle.
Christina’s role is to promote access to third-level education in the Traveller Community in Co. Kerry by promoting lifelong learning in the Traveller community in Co. Kerry; supporting Travellers at risk of not completing their second-level education and promoting access to education for adult learners at the appropriate entry level.
Both Katie and Christina are based in the Access Office at the Institute of Technology, Tralee.