Participants who completed FETAC Level 3 Restaurant Food Service and Bar Skills course in Achill have taken their first step towards a career in the local tourism industry.
South West Mayo Development Company, in response to local demand, organised the delivery of the FETAC Level 3 Restaurant Food Service and Bar Skills course for thirteen participants from the Achill area.
The project was supported by the Local and Community Development Programme and SWMDC, in partnership with Achill’s Local Employment Service (INTREO).
The six-day course in Óstáin Oileán Acla was delivered with course tutors provided by St Colman’s Training Centre Mayo Abbey.
South West Mayo Development Company’s Project Co-ordinator Breda Murray and Project Officer Anne-Marie Carroll, at the certificate presentations ceremony, both emphasised to all the course participants that their new skills will encourage and help them move into employment in the vibrant tourism and hospitility industry that is so economically important to the Achill region.
Pictured above: South West Mayo Development Company’s connection with the needs of their local community’s development was evident with their delivery of a FETAC 3 course in Restaurant Food Services and Bar Skills to thirteen Achill participants. Following their six-day course the participants received their certificates at a special ceremony in Ostan Acla. South West Mayo Development Company’s project co-coordinator Breda Murray and officer Anne-Marie Carroll, together with course tutors Mayo Abbey’s St Colman’s Training Centre’s Elizabeth Deegan and Kathleen Foy presented the certificates to the Achill participants. Seated from left; Noreen Fadian, Jurate Bluziene, Aileen McGinty, Sinead English, and Grainne Gallagher. Standing from left; Michael Joyce, course tutors Elizabeth Deegan abd Kathleen Foy, Kensy Geraghty, SWMDC’s Breda Murray and Anne Marie Carroll, Darren Callaghan, Mary Leneghan, Ann Spelman and Liam Conway. Photo: Henry Wills