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Sunday 21 September 2014

Cathaoirleach presents certs to Bray Adult Learning students

Published 06/11/2013 | 05:22

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Cllr Tracy O'Brien.

BRAY Cathaoirleach Tracy O'Brien paid a visit to the Royal Hotel last Monday for the presentation of FETAC Certificates to students of Bray Adult Learning Centre

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Chief Operations Officer of Kildare and Wicklow Education and Training Board was also there to present the awards to the successful students.

The Bray Adult Learning Centre provides a first step back into education for adult learners who wish to return to education and improve their basic skills. The Centre offers a wide range of part-time courses and FETAC modules at Levels 1-4.

This year students received certificates to in a range of subjects including Communications, Internet Skills, Maths, Team-working, Work Experience, English as a Second Language, Information Technology Skills, Quantitative Problem Solving, Setting Learning Goals and much more.

It was a special night for 10 students who were presented with full FETAC awards in General Learning. This marks a commitment to returning to part-time adult education over a number of years.

Over 120 students completed part-time FETAC courses at the centre in the last year. Many of these programmes were aimed at people developing the skills and confidence needed for the changing economy and society. Courses at the Adult Learning Centre are a good start for anyone who is thinking about returning to education to build their skills and confidence or up-skilling for the job market.

So tutors and students joined together to celebrate all the hard work undertaken during the year.

Tracey O'Brien congratulated the group on their achievements and told the students they should be proud of their decision to return to education as adults.

Kevin Lewis spoke of the many changes taking place in the adult and further education sector at the moment; he said that further education has a very important role to play in supporting the future development of our economy and society.

The students were joined in their celebrations by their tutors and family and friends who support and encourage them as they progress in their learning journey.

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