Over 70 learners from all across Waterford and Wexford were awarded their graduation certificates at Waterford Wexford Education and Training Board (WWETB) by the Waterford Metropolitan Mayor Cllr. Sean Reinhardt on Friday last, November 17th, 2017.
The graduates from all across the Southeast region qualified in a range of disciplines including Furniture Design and Making, Construction Ground Work Skills, Information Technology Applications, Classic Car Restoration, Hairdressing, Training Delivery and Evaluation, Manual and Computerised Payroll and Bookkeeping, Reception and Frontline Office Skills, Early Childhood Care in Education, Health Service Skills, Food and Beverage Traineeship and Crystal Manufacturing with the House of Waterford Crystal.
In his presentation of graduation certificates at the Waterford Training Centre, Mayor Reinhardt said, "It is always fantastic to celebrate a milestone like today's graduation; I am delighted to be here to celebrate with all of today's hardworking graduates. I was a relatively early school leaver myself, I later returned to education with the ETB, so I too am a past pupil; I am very proud of this organisation.
Education offers us the tools and the keys to choosing whatever we do in life, choosing to study for a qualification with the ETB has now opened doors for you and will in the future continue to offer you more choices in life; choices that you would not otherwise have and you can now choose to do something that you love.
I would like to wish all of the graduates the very best of luck with whatever path in life you select."
Commenting at the graduation ceremony Kevin Lewis, Chief Executive of Waterford Wexford Education and Training Board said, "This occasion is the high point in the year for both the graduates and the staff at Waterford and Wexford Training Centres, it is the culmination of a great deal of hard work by both parties.