Adult Education Awards Ceremony in The Carraig Hotel
Tipperary Education and Training Board had a celebration of Further and Adult Education Awards on Tuesday 29th November at The Carraig Hotel, Main Street, Carrick on Suir.
The awards ceremony was attended by groups from The Further Education and Training Centre, Carrick-on-Suir who have been taking part in adult education programmes in accredited learning over the last year both in a part-time and full-time capacity. Some learners also achieved awards from studies undertaken during Covid. The ceremony was well attended by TETB staff and tutors who had a key role in delivering and tutoring these programmes.
Mr Colin Cummins, Director of Further Education and Training with TETB opened proceedings and welcomed all to the event. Mr Cummins congratulated all learners on achieving their awards and spoke about the exciting plans for the centre in Carrick-on-Suir due to the recent grant of funding from the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science. He welcomed the provision of Apprenticeship programmes and increasing Further Education programme delivery locally.
Ms Sylvia Roche, who has been a learner with Tipperary ETB since 2020 delivered the Learner Reflection. Sylvia gave an insight into her experience of returning to lifelong learning and how she has moved into a whole new career as a result of her educational journey with TETB.
Fiona Hennessy was the MC for the ceremony and made everyone feel at ease throughout the event. Ms Lavinia English, Adult Literacy Organiser with TETB, presented awards for Level 1 in Listening and Speaking. Ms Mary Roche Cleary, Adult Literacy Organiser with TETB presented awards for Level 2 Computer Skills, Using Technology and Reading & Writing and Level 3 in Digital Photography, Word Processing, Internet Skills, Culinary Operations and finally Bread, Pastry and Desserts.
Ms Kathleen Grimes, coordinator of part-time programmes, presented Level 4 component awards in Home Repairs and Maintenance, Woodcraft, Word Processing, Computer Applications, Career planning, Communications, Customer Service, Digital Media Technology, Information Technology skills, Mathematics and Retail Sales Techniques.
Ms Kaye Mullaney, Adult Education Officer presented Level 5 component certificates in Care Support, Communications, Care of the older person, Care Skills and Infection Prevention and Control.
A special presentation was made by Mr Colin Cummins to learners who achieved major awards on the day, these learners were receiving a major award with several components completed over their study.
In conclusion Ms Kaye Mullaney, Adult Education Officer, thanked all TETB staff for their commitment to further education and training in Carrick-on-Suir and wished all students success in their future studies or careers.