The presentation of QQI/FETAC awards took place at Knockanrawley Resource Centre (KRC) recently with over twenty learners received QQI certificates for courses they completed in Knockanrawley.
“This year we offered Level 3 General Learning and Level 4 Horticulture and we were delighted to be joined by Kaye Mullaney representing TETB,” said KRC Training & Education Coordinator Josephine O’Donnell.
“The TETB continue to fund our BTEI (Back To Education Initiative) and we are extremely grateful for their continued support.
John Lonergan, former Governor of Mountjoy, was a guest speaker at the event and spoke passionately about adult education, the spin off to families and communities and most importantly the learners themselves. “Education is a right for all people and education enhances one’s self confidence.
The feedback today from the learners sharing their experience of returning to education, is expressed with happiness, a sense of achievement and satisfaction.”
Most of the learners present are working towards their Major Award. There was great excitement and a sense of pride when one of the learners John Landers was presented with his Major Award. This was a special day for Training & Education Coordinator Josephine O’Donnell and she was honored to present this award to her brother John. Josephine outlined that the centre is celebrating their 25th anniversary this year and remembered past and present staff members who contributed to the success of Knockanrawley Resource centre.
Trish Power, Training & Education coordinator spoke of the positive impact a programme like BTEI has on participants and their families and thanked the dedicated team of tutors who work with our learners. She also thanked Nora Hoare for the trojan work she does with the learners and the turnout of family friends and supporters was evidence that the learners truly value the service provided by the Centre. The presentation of certificates was followed by lunch prepared by our KITE learners under the guidance of Kathy Gallagher (Tutor).