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Graduation Time for Abbey Youth

Abbey Youth LTI Grad 2013There were joyous scenes at Nicholas St Youth Space recently as young people graduated from an Employability Skills Programme that was taught by Limerick Youth Service and funded by FÁS.

Known as the Abbey Youth Local Training Initiative, the 36 week course covered a diverse range subjects from Creative Woodwork and Healthy Eating to a FAI Kick Start Coaching Programme and a Personal Development module.

‘You should be extremely proud of yourselves as you completed a challenging 9 month programme that will stand to you as you progress in education and employment,’ said Louse O’Connor, course facilitator, Limerick Youth Service.

The learners also received the President of Ireland’s ‘An Gaisce Award’ which recognises the contribution of young people to their local communities.

John McNamara, Evolve Life Skills, was on hand to present a Certificates of Achievements to the group who completed a Personal Development and Life Skills Programme.

The Life Skills module covered interview skills, CV preparation and self confidence with Mr. McNamara remarking that the learners made remarkable progress during the course.

‘You were a great group to work and your enthusiasm was infectious,’ continued Mr. McNamara who Life Skills Programme continues to grow in popularity.

Ms. O’Connor extended her congratulations to the Class of 2013 Amy McNamara, Simon Duhig, Ciara Lyons, Donna Leo, Michael Menton, Jude Hanley, Nigel Braddish, Patrick Braddish, Ryan Brazil, Leon Hayes and Hayley O’Callaghan.

Ryan Brazil received an Outstanding Achievement Award as he did not miss one day of the nine month programme.

Limerick Youth Service would like to thank everyone for their support in organising, participating in and facilitating the Abbey Youth Local Training Initiative and look forward to continuing the course into the future.

The Abby Youth Local Training Initiative provides vocational training opportunities, learning supports and project-based learning to assist learners to achieve awards on the NFQ (National Framework of Qualifications) and to develop the capacity to progress to further education, training and employment.

Now in its fortieth year, Limerick Youth Service remains committed to encouraging and supporting young people to be active participants in shaping their futures.


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Dermot Troy, Communications Officer, Limerick Youth Service. Tel: 061-412444/083-1726898.


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