KERRY COL­LEGE OF FUR­THER ED­U­CA­TION’S 2017 GRAD­U­A­TION DAY

The Kerryman (Tralee Edition) - - NEWS -

THE Kerry Col­lege of Fur­ther Ed­u­ca­tion in Tralee held their an­nual Post Leav­ing Cer­tifi­cate Grad­u­a­tion cer­e­mony in the Bran­don Ho­tel Con­fer­ence Cen­tre Tralee last Thurs­day, Septem­ber 7.

The event is one of the chief high­lights of the col­lege’s cal­en­dar and it marked a sig­nif­i­cant moment in the 625 grad­u­ates’ lives, the cul­mi­na­tion of hard work and aca­demic achieve­ment.

Awards con­ferred on grad­u­ates are na­tion­ally and in­ter­na­tion­ally recog­nised at Level Five and Level Six on the Na­tional Frame­work of Qual­i­fi­ca­tions with grad­u­ates al­ready in em­ploy­ment or in third level as a re­sult of com­plet­ing their cour­ses at KCFE.

Sto­ries were shared through­out the evening of where grad­u­ates had found em­ploy­ment or where they had pro­gressed to third level ed­u­ca­tion since com­plet­ing their fur­ther ed­u­ca­tion awards at the col­lege last May.

MC for the night was Joanne Roche, Act­ing As­sis­tant Prin­ci­pal at the col­lege, who pro­vided some in­spi­ra­tional words for grad­u­ates.

Guest of Hon­our on the night was De­clan Coyle, well-known mo­ti­va­tional speaker, who cap­tured the au­di­ence at­ten­tion with in­spir­ing words ask­ing grad­u­ates to al­ways take a pos­i­tive at­ti­tude in life.

The Class of 2017. Some of the 625 stu­dents who grad­u­ated from the Kerry Col­lege of Fur­ther Ed­u­ca­tion at the col­lege’s grad­u­a­tion cer­e­mony at the Bran­don Con­fer­ence Cen­tre in Tralee last Thurs­day.

Leanne O’Rior­dan from Scartaglin and Fiona McGill­cuddy from Killorglin who grad­u­ated from the KCFE last Thurs­day.

Jump­ing for joy. Tim Al­bers takes a snap as Marta Witkowska cel­e­brates af­ter the KCFE grad­u­a­tion cer­e­mony last Thurs­day.

Vi­viane Paulus and Sinead Mor­ris­sey from Castle­gre­gory at the KCFE grad­u­a­tion cer­e­mony at the Bran­don Ho­tel in Tralee.

All Photos Dom­nick Walsh Eye Fo­cus

Rayne Looney and Chris Reina from Castle­gre­gory at the KCFE grad­u­a­tion cer­e­mony on Thurs­day.

KCFE grad­u­ates Marta Witkowska and Mary Philpott from Cur­row at the grad­u­a­tion cer­e­mony last week.

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