Big day ar­rives for BIFE stu­dents

Wicklow People (West Edition) - - NEWS - By DEB­O­RAH COLE­MAN

THERE was great ex­cite­ment at Bray In­sti­tute of Fur­ther Ed­u­ca­tion on Satur­day as the 2018 grad­u­a­tion took place at the col­lege’s cam­pus.

Con­fer­ring took place over two sit­tings, the first one dur­ing which stu­dents re­ceived their awards in a range of dis­ci­plines in­clud­ing Art, De­sign, Act­ing, Dance, Sound Record­ing,

Mu­sic Pro­duc­tion, Mu­sic Per­for­mance, DJ Tech­niques, TV and Film, Game De­sign, Com­put­ing, Sport, Soc­cer, Busi­ness, Tourism, Pro­fes­sional Cook­ery, Ac­count­ing Tech­ni­cian and Se­cu­rity Stud­ies were pre­sented.

The sec­ond cer­e­mony took place later that af­ter­noon where awards such as Nurs­ing, Com­mu­nity Care, Holis­tic Health, Hair­dress­ing, Nails, Beauty, Early Child­hood Care & Ed­u­ca­tion, An­i­mal Care, Science – Pre Univer­sity, Psy­chol­ogy, Foren­sics, En­gi­neer­ing and Ad­min­is­tra­tion were pre­sented.

There was a great turnout on the day with over 800 peo­ple at­tend­ing the cer­e­mony.

‘We are de­lighted to have so many grad­u­at­ing this year as we cel­e­brate over 30 years of serv­ing the Wick­low, Wex­ford, Kil­dare and Greater Dublin area,’ said deputy prin­ci­pal Gabriel Allen. ‘In the im­prov­ing eco­nomic cli­mate, hav­ing a Level 5/level 6 Cer­tifi­cate, Diploma or Higher Na­tional Diploma award re­mains a pre­req­ui­site to find­ing mean­ing­ful em­ploy­ment, ir­re­spec­tive of lo­ca­tion. These awards are por­ta­ble and their qual­ity is recog­nised in­ter­na­tion­ally which gives the grad­u­ate ev­ery op­por­tu­nity of suc­cess. Grad­u­ates also have the op­por­tu­nity to gain ad­vanced en­try onto higher ed­u­ca­tion de­gree cour­ses and in some in­stances com­plete an hon­ours de­gree with one ex­tra year of study in Higher Ed­u­ca­tion In­sti­tutes,’ he said.

ABOVE: Mar­lie Wint from Ark­low (Art, Craft and De­sign Level 5) with Brian and An­toinette Hur­ley. LEFT: Aimee Far­rell from Ark­low, (Fash­ion and Tex­tiles Level 6) with Chris, John and Hope Far­rell.

Josie So­mosierra from Kil­coole and Emily Sav­age from Gorey, both grad­u­ated in Com­puter Sys­tems and Netv. Level 5.

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