LYIT President hopeful for graduates' future

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By Eamonn McFadden

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LYIT President hopeful for graduates' future

LYIT President Paul Hannigan

The latest batch of students to graduate from Letterkenny Institute of Technology have been told they are ready to meet the challenges and prosper in their chosen field.

Addressing graduates at today's (Friday) graduation ceremonies at the conferring of awards at An Dánlann, LYIT President, Paul Hannigan said that while the nature of work and employment has changed in recent years due to the recession, he had “total confidence” the college graduates would prosper in the future. 

He commented: “The last eight years have been difficult for everyone. Ireland is trying to come to terms with the fact that the expectations of its young people are now not being met as they may have expected. A generation that was brought up in an era where they believed that they could achieve what they wanted, then found themselves emerging into an economy recovering from recession where the nature of work has changed and where pay rates have been reduced while property prices have begun to rise again."

He added: "The people coming out in this environment need to be independent, capable of looking after themselves and proactively facing up to these challenges. To me this challenge is not one for a snowflake generation, but for a generation who are confident and self-assured. We at Letterkenny IT have total confidence that those graduating today are ready to meet these challenges and to prosper.”

See this Monday’s Donegal Democrat/Donegal People’s Press for more news and pictures from the graduation event.