25 May 2022

Pictures: Delight as Kilkenny graduates conferred in Waterford IT events

Click to see the pictures by Mary and Patrick Browne

More than 280 students from Kilkenny were among those conferred at ceremonies in WIT last week.

Of the 2,534 graduates of 2021 being conferred, 785 are from Waterford City and County (31%). However, WIT graduates hail from all over Ireland with 335 from Wexford (13%), 281 from Kilkenny (11%), 259 from Tipperary (10%), 72 from Carlow (3%), 194 from Cork (8%). In total, 68% of the class of 2021 were from the south east counties of Waterford, Carlow, Wexford, Kilkenny and Tipperary.

As the first of the ceremonies took place on Tuesday at WIT’s College Street Campus, Prof Willie Donnelly, President of WIT in his conferring address highlighted the impact of smart technology on career paths.

“The emergence of the digital society mainly driven by the internet and smart technologies is transforming all aspects of our life to the benefit of society as a whole. No matter what your primary degree and chosen profession it is clear that technology is having a profound impact on your profession. The rate of change in technologies and the emergence of new and exciting career opportunities opens a world of endless career opportunities and job satisfaction,” he said.

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