Black gowns filled the assembly hall in CTI Senior College on Friday night, it was a wonderful sight . The night was filled with a lightness that infected all those who attended the graduation. The students received their FECTAC Level 5 and 6 Certificates. An unprecedented number of distinctions, where students achieved 80% and over, were awarded in 2011, reflecting the hard work and dedication of both student and tutors. There was a fantastic turnout, considering the fact that many of the students are now away at college in different parts of the country such as Limerick, Cork, Dublin and Edinburgh.
In all, 76% of graduates went on to further education from their FETAC Level 5 and Level 6 success. Six art students gained the maximum 600 points in their portfolio to gain a place in Art College in Limerick and Cork. 7% were successful in gaining a University place and 13% are in employment in their chosen professions- highlighting the benefits of a FETAC award as a stepping stone towards college or a career in the current climate.
The graduates are wished every success for the future. The graduation night was a wonderful success thanks to the assistance of the teaching staff, the caretakers and administrative support staff.
The event was also attended by k Josephine Chamney (Chairperson of CTI Board of Management), Councillor Richie Molloy and Councillor John Fahey(Chairperson of South Tipperary VEC),