Wednesday 16 October 2019

WWETB learners receive certificates

Megan Roche, Cathy Byrne and Fiona Kiernan all from Wexford town.
Megan Roche, Cathy Byrne and Fiona Kiernan all from Wexford town.
Cathy Byrne, from Bridgetown, who graduated, pictured with her daughter Lilly and parents David and Pauline Byrne.

By David Tucker

more than 70 learners at Waterford Wexford Education and Training Board (WWETB) were recently awarded with their graduation certificates by the Minister for Training, Skills and Innovation John Halligan at the Waterford Training Centre.

The graduates, from across the Southeast region, including Wexford and neighbouring counties, qualified in a range of disciplines including Manual Accounts and Payroll, Construction Skills, Technical Employability Skills, Horticulture, Office Administration, Cleanroom and Packaging, Training Delivery and Evaluation, Milling and Turning, Early Childhood Care and Education, Insurance Practitioner Traineeship, Aircraft Floor Assembly, Traditional Stonewall, IT Applications and Hairdressing.

Kevin Lewis, Chief Executive of Waterford Wexford Education and Training Board described the ceremonies as a high point in the year and a very proud occasion for graduates and staff.

Among those receiving certification were learners from a course WWETB ran in conjunction with Zurich Insurance Plc.

As well as receiving a QQI Level 5 Award in Business Administration, the learners recently sat their 3rd Professional Insurance Exam with the Insurance Institute of Ireland and passing all three exams will make them APA qualified (Professional Certificate in Insurance).

Six of these graduates have since secured employment Zurich Insurance Plc across various divisions.

Another graduate has secured an Insurance Apprenticeship and another has commenced employment with the Revenue Commissioners.

In 2015, 2,020 learners achieved certification through training delivered and administered by Waterford and Wexford Training Centres and we continue to focus on meeting the skills needs of the economy and industry while also increasing active inclusion.

Elaine Hayes, People Development Consultant at Zurich Insurance Plc said:

'We have had such a great experience working with WWETB on the Insurance Practitioner Traineeship programme. We were very impressed by the skillsets of the trainees taking part in the programme and also with the impact that the programme has had, not only on their development but also the positive impact on our business has been fantastic.'

Wexford People

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