The President’s Award

The President’s Award

John O’Donovan accepts his President’s Award in the presence of John Clohessy, Chairman of The Mayfield Community Training Centre, and Lord Mayor Catherine Clancy.

The Mayfield Community Training Centre was delighted to support ex-trainee, John O’Donovan in his attempts to achieve the President’s Award. John achieved the Silver Award in November having previously earned the Bronze. The President’s Award Leader at the centre, Liam O’Sullivan stated; ‘although John has now left the centre to work at the KingsleyHotel, we are happy to continue supporting him in his efforts to obtain a Gold Award. And are confident he will do so.’

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Germany Calling

Germany Calling

Four trainees, Eric Sheehan, Ryan Wall, Graeme Buckley and Kealan Murphy travelled to Cologne, Germany in April to represent the training centre at the OutArt photo contest. The culmination of a year long project which included classes in photography, digital media, teamworking and presentations, the four students combined with groups from Finland, Slovenia, Spain and Germany for two days of work, study and fun.

The group were required to curate their own exhibitions, give presentations to various audiences, deal with the press, meet dignitaries such as the Lord Mayor, and take part in the jury who eventually picked the winning photograph. They did so admirably and acted as excellent ambassadors for the centre and Mayfield. They were accompanied by instructors, Alan Buckley and Liam O’Sullivan.

Exhibition at Mayfield Library

Exhibition at Mayfield Library

The Photography Group from the Centre who were formed to take part in a European Project called OutArt exhibited their work recently in City Hall. Their work will be presented in Cologne, Germany in May alongside their European partners from Italy, Spain, Slovenia and Germany. The exhibition was well received by all who saw it, and due to popular demand will be hosted by the Mayfield Library for the Life Long Learning Festival on April 10th. Please come along and enjoy the photographs on show.

Exhibition at City Hall

Exhibition at City Hall

The Centre is proud to announce that City Hall will be hosting a photography exhibition of work completed by trainees from the Business Skills and Home Repair and Maintenance Courses. The show entitled Outart is part of a project that will eventually see the same group show their work in a joint European exhibition in Cologne, Germany.

The exhibition runs from the 25th to the 31st of March and consists of 25 photographs revealing a wide range of interests by the young people of Mayfield.

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Mayfield CTC at Eco Den

Mayfield CTC at Eco Den

Ryan Wall, Stephen O’Donoghue and Emmet Lee attended the Eco Den Awards at the Lifetime Lab, at the old Cork waterworks where they were recognised for the work they did landscaping the garden area at the Mayfield Development project.

ECO-UNESCO’s Young Environmentalist Awards programme is a unique initiative that fosters environmental awareness, responsible citizenship, and aids in the personal development of young people. In the past decade, over 28,000 young people have participated in the Young Environmentalist Awards, creating a lasting environmental impact on their communities.

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Feeding Ireland’s Future

Feeding Ireland’s Future

Trainees from the Business Skills and Health and Recreation courses took part in Feeding Ireland’s Future, a skills work week sponsored by the department of Social protection and ECR Ireland. The programme, which encourages local businesses to host training days for potential employees, was held at Tesco’s at Mahon Point.

The sessions covered interview tips, CV preparation and recruitment processes, and illustrated the centre’s policy of forging links with the business community in Cork.

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Cert Day at City Hall

Cert Day at City Hall

January saw the staff and trainees visit City Hall to receive Fetac Certification from  Cllr. Catherine Clancy, Lord Mayor of Cork. The young people gained certification relating to the four Fetac Full Awards available at the centre; Information Communication Technology Skills, Pathways to Employment (at Level Four) and Employability Skills and Culinary Skills (at Level 3).

We were delighted that John Clohessy and Noel Bridgeman of the Board of Management, Enda McWeeney (Cork Area Training Manager),  Liz Stack of the Cork Training Centre, and John Fitzgibbon of the ETBI were able to join us in recognising the great achievement and effort put in by all the young people present

Teamwork Certification

Teamwork Certification

John Clohessy, The Chairman of the Board of Management was present for the awarding of certificates by Martin Brennan of Proactive Management, Cork who ran a series of Team Building Workshops with the Business Skills and Construction Skills Group. Both groups are participating in a European Funded project entitled ‘ArtOut’ which involves developing their photography and digital media skills while exploring issues of identity and European citizenship.

Martin spoke warmly of his time with the young people and stressed how useful the areas covered will help them in the world of work. Joe Rodgers of HUSCIE Ireland, the Irish partner in the project, also complimented the efforts of the students, and reminded the group that four of them will be chosen to represent the centre at an exhibition to be held in Berlin this May.