Wednesday, 25th April 2012
Ferrybank Moving On Project: Standing L-R : Martina Millea, Bevan Madden, Lisa Noblett, Fiona Bolger, Frank Price, Melissa O Neill, Sarah Wicks, Claire Smith, Bridget Greenslade, Sabrina Grace. Seated L-R : Fiona McKenzie Brown (Moving On Project Tutor), Denise Wall (Moving On Project Coordinator), Mayor Pat Hayes, Martha Bolger (Kilkenny VEC), Emma Greene (Moving On Project Tutor) and Richard Grant (FAS).
Photo: Jim O’Sullivan
The Mayor of Waterford, Cllr. Pat Hayes presented awards to over 60 participants who successfully completed FETAC Accredited Training courses, Levels 3 – 6, at a special Presentation of Awards ceremony held in the Chapel in the W.I.T. College St. Campus on Thursday 29th March.
The courses included Local Training Initiatives sponsored by Waterford Area Partnership and funded by FÁS.
Speaking at the Presentation the Mayor, Cllr. Hayes, said "I want to congratulate all the participants who received their awards today. They displayed great foresight in seeking to upgrade their skills and qualifications. This will enable them to progress to further education, training and employment opportunities in the future".
Mr. Joe Stokes, C.E.O., Waterford Area Partnership also paid tribute to the participants "The commitment, dedication and hard work is clearly evident from the results they achieve, their efforts really paid off given the success we are celebration here today " Joe Stokes stated "I also want to acknowledge the positive role of Richie Grant of FAS in encouraging and supporting the projects" .
The FÁS, Senior Community Development Officer, Mr. Richard Grant said "We are delighted with the high level of success of the course participants. This reflects well on the way the projects are managed and we value the relationship we have with Waterford Area Partnership".
Projects taking part were:
Waterford Warmer Homes who provide home insulation to people on Winter Fuel Allowance: Staff completed Thermal Insulation Installation Modules at FETAC Level 5 Minor Award.
Job Sampling Initiative Pre-employment Training Programme for young people 18 – 25 years: 27 participants received General Employment Skills Awards at FETAC Level 3.
The Ferrybank "Moving on" Training Project participants received 7 FETAC Level 5 Major Awards in Specific Employment Skills and also 67 Minor Awards.
The Ferrybank Horticulture Project achieved a total of fourteen Major Awards in Horticulture at FETAC Level 5 and 22 Minor Awards.
TUS Supervisors received Train the Trainer Awards at FETAC Level 6
Sharon O’Keeffe who graduated from the Ferrybank Horticulture Project said "I really enjoyed being involved, the course was very rewarding and I learned a lot of new skills. The course gave me the points to apply to college and I am now studying a BA Degree in Horticulture with the Waterford Institute of Technology – and loving it."
Details of the various projects can be found on the Waterford Area Partnership website www.wap.ie or by telephone on 051 – 841740.
Pictured at Kingfisher Club attending the mayoral Charity Ball 2012 the proceeds of which this year go to Waterford Hospice, Holy Ghost Residential Home and Tír na nÓg Orphanage were Maureen Murphy, Deirdere Burke, Ethna Walsh, Cllr. Pat Hayes, Mayor, Louise Quill, Joan Collins and Derek O'Connor.
Pictured at Kingfisher Club attending the mayoral Charity Ball 2012 the proceeds of which this year go to Waterford Hospice, Holy Ghost Residential Home and Tír na nÓg Orphanage were Liam Óg and Catherine Daniels and Mary and Noel Burns.
Pictured at Kingfisher Club attending the mayoral Charity Ball 2012 the proceeds of which this year go to Waterford Hospice, Holy Ghost Residential Home and Tír na nÓg Orphanage were Linda & Jonnie O'Neill, Michelle O'Neill and Mairéad Kinsella. Photos John Power
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