Proud Youth Train students receive their Fetac awards

Published 02/08/2014 | 00:00

At the Youth Train cert presentation were (back): Marius Cassidy, Francis Fortune, Gavin O’Neill, Heather Stephens (SOLAS), Paul O’Brien (Centre Manager), Sean O'Leary, (Chairman, Youth Train. Front: Hayley Molloy, Jessica Clampet, Jodie Davin, (who presented the certs), Frank Staples (Deputy Mayor), Elizabeth Bottomley and Chelsea Carty

Proud students in Wexford's Youth Train Community Training Centre were presented with FETAC awards.

Participants of the programme learn personal and employment skills to prepare them for the world of work.

The presentation ceremony was attended by Deputy Mayor of Wexford Frank Staples, who congratulated the students on their level 3 and level 4 awards, and by Marius Cassidy, area manager with Waterford/Wexford Education and Training Board, and Heather Stevens of Solas.

Youth Train is part of a national programme for young people without formal qualifications.

Special guest Jodi Davin, a former participant in Youth Train, spoke of how the course helped her gain employment in St. Senan's primary school in Enniscorthy. She said Youth Train gave her the confidence to obtain an honours degree in Applied Social Studies from Carlow IT (Wexford) and pursue her chosen career.

She is now a project worker with Bunclody School Completion Programme, based in St. Senan's.

She encouraged those receiving Fetac awards not to accept limits imposed on them by others.

Youth Train manager Paul O'Brien congratulated the recipients and spoke about the centre as a place dedicated to helping young people achieve their potential.

Wexford People

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