A total of 45 people received certificates from the Minister accredited by the Further Education and Training Awards Council (FETAC) and the European Computer Driving Licence.
Deborah Coughlan, Area Manager for National Learning Network, said, “This is a wonderful day for the students receiving these nationally-recognised awards, which are a testament to their commitment and hard work. It’s great to see them now reaping the benefits of their learning, either in further education or in local employment. All of the staff here in Bray congratulate them and wish them every success in the future.”
National Learning Network is the training and employment division of Rehab. The Bray centre, which is located on the Boghall Road, is currently preparing 62 people to get jobs who have disabilities or who are marginalised from the workforce. In 2007, 80 per cent of those completing programmes in the National Learning Network centre here progressed to employment and to further training.
Funded by FÁS and the Health Service Executive, National Learning Network offers work-based or in-centre courses in careers as diverse as construction, childcare, office work and retail sales.
In attendance at the ceremony were past and present students of National Learning Network with their families and friends. Guests from FÁS, the HSE, FETAC, County Wicklow Vocational Education Committee, Bray Partnership, Bray and District Chamber of Commerce, Wicklow Supported Employment Network, the National Adult Literacy Agency and Bray Volunteer Bureau were also in attendance. Following the presentation of certificates, refreshments were served and guests had the opportunity to mingle with students and staff from the centre.
For further information, contact: Deborah Coughlan, National Learning Network, Bray, Tel: 01 282 9643 Email: email@example.com
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