Kerry ETB and SciTech’s show of mo­men­tum

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OVER 900 stu­dents, ca­reer chang­ers and job­seek­ers at­tended the Kerry Ed­u­ca­tion and Train­ing Board’s open week which took place at the board’s train­ing cen­tre at Mon­aval­ley in Tralee last week.

Across the week a fur­ther 600 peo­ple at­tended the Ap­pren­tice­ship Open Evening on Thurs­day.

Vis­i­tors to the cen­tre on Thurs­day met with a range of Kerry-based em­ploy­ers who take on ap­pren­tices on a reg­u­lar ba­sis.

These in­cluded OPW; TLI Group; En­er­con; Listal Ltd; O’Car­roll En­gi­neer­ing; South­west En­gi­neer­ing; DCS Group; Bath­rooms 4U; Torc Pre­ci­sion En­gi­neer­ing; David Clif­ford Car­pen­try and Build­ing Ser­vices; Kerry Me­chan­i­cal En­gi­neer­ing; Keltic Heat­ing; To­tal Plas­tic So­lu­tions; Lieb­herr and Gal­li­van Mur­phy Hooper Dolan.

As­sis­tant Man­ager of the Train­ing Cen­tre Con O’Sul­li­van feels this is just the be­gin­ning of a wider change.

“Our level of en­gage­ment with the pub­lic across Open Week is a clear sign that par­ents, school leavers, ca­reer chang­ers and job­seek­ers are look­ing for a more di­rect route to work – through prac­ti­cal skills-train­ing pro­grammes such as ap­pren­tice­ship, trainee­ship and pro­fes­sional sevel­op­ment – train­ing that we spe­cialise in here in the Mon­aval­ley Cam­pus,” he said.

A new sales fo­cused Dig­i­tal Mar­ket­ing Trainee­ship was an­nounced as well as a new part­ner­ship with Code In­sti­tute, which of­fers ac­cel­er­ated train­ing for peo­ple who wish to change ca­reer and work as Full Stack Soft­ware De­vel­op­ers.

This part­ner­ship was an­nounced at Mo­men­tum 2019 – an event hosted by Kerry ETB Train­ing Cen­tre and Kerry SciTech – which was at­tended by 80 guests.

Guests at that event heard from Daniel Mackey of Team­work about the firm’s in­cred­i­ble suc­cess as a start up, with 24,000 pay­ing cus­tomers across 183 coun­tries; and clients which in­clude Dis­ney, Net­flix, Forbes, Paypal and Spo­tify.

The week also saw Fexco In­no­va­tion Lead Guil­laume Py launch The Cloud Lab – a new IT Train­ing and Sup­port Hub. The train­ing cen­tre’s 2019 prospec­tus was also launched.

Pan­el­lists Guil­laume Py of Fexco, John Gan­non of Aspen Grove and Aoife and John Daly rep­re­sent­ing Dairy­mas­ter with MC Brian Hur­ley at the Kerry ETB and Kerry SciTech Mo­men­tum 2019 event last week.

Nora O’Cal­laghan, Fiona Stack, Michelle He­garty and Shane O’Con­nor at the Kerry SciTech and Kerry ETB Mo­men­tum 2019 event.

FRONT FROM LEFT: John Kelly, Siob­han Mag­ner, James Malone and Suzanne Kiely. BACK FROM LEFT: Mar­garet Han­ra­han, Nora Cal­laghan, Brenda O’Meara, Emma Nu­gent, Joseph Nestor, Lor­raine Thorn­ton, Ber­nadette Cor­ri­dan and Noreen Ryan at the KETB open week.

David Clif­ford of Clif­ford Car­pen­try and Build­ing with Liam Kel­li­her and Kil­lian Buck­ley

Pic­tured at the Mo­men­tum 2019 event: Christy En­right, Breda Flaherty and Con O’Sul­li­van

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