National Learning Network Clonmel hosted their yearly Awards Ceremony at Raheen House on the 4th of July.
Kitty Galvin Hennessy Manager opened proceedings by welcoming everyone before handing over to compere I.T. student John Crowley.
Guests included the Mayor of Clonmel Pat English, Mary Alyward (H.S.E.) Veronica Crowe (Tipperary E.T.B.) Pat Murphy (Regional Manager NLN) Marius Cassidy (FÃS) David Lenane (F.A.I. Regional Development Officer). All spoke very highly of the achievements of the students and the importance being prepared and qualified to enter society, particularly in this very harsh economic climate.
FETAC Level 4 and 3 and ECDL Awards were presented to the students by Pat English Mayor of Clonmel.
David Lenane FAI presented trophies to students , winners of the Munster â€˜Football for Allâ€™ soccer blitz and silver medallists in the Leinster blitz. Donal Lonergan of the Clonmel Heartsaver group presented AED/CPR certificates to 28 students. The centre has purchased a Defibrillator and the cash was raised by the huge fund raising efforts of students and staff. The Defibrillator will be linked to the Ambulance Service list in the coming weeks. Certificates were also presented on behalf of the South Tipperary Sports Partnership by Vincent Foley Sports Disability Inclusion Officer.
Ex student Fiona Martin spoke strongly of the support and opportunity given to her while at NLN, which gained her the confidence and new skills to take up employment after an extended period of illness.
The Roseville Community Award which yearly recognises a student who has made a difference to the life of their fellow students and staff in some way was awarded to Majella Corcoran.
Presentations were also made to The Irish Cancer Society and Clonmel Town Football Club for the work placement opportunities and supported they have provided to our students over the years.
A presentation was also made to Ronnie Shortt of Marks and Spencer for the particular support she has provided to our students during their placements.
The ceremony ended with thanks to all who had attended, special congratulations to the students and refreshments.
For enquiries about any of our courses please call to National Learning Network, Roseville, Western Road, Clonmel or phone on 052 61 81555. We would be delighted to help.