Catering Skills Interviews
The Catering Course is currently holding interviews. Those who are interested should be between 16 and 21 with a genuine interest in pursuing a career in what is a growing and rewarding sector. Please contact Shane on 021 4504822 or call into the centre for a chat. A full allowance is paid and recruitment is interview based.
This course provides training in basic food preparation skills, safety and hygiene procedures and nutritional advice.
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Hospitality and Tourism
We are delighted to announce that the centre will be launching a new Hospitality and Tourism course, and that recruiting has already begun. The course is designed to prepare and place young people in the hotel services industry, and will offer both Fetac and City & Guilds Certification.
Those who are interested should be between 16 and 21 with a genuine interest in pursuing a career in what is a growing and rewarding sector. Please contact Mary on 021 4504822 or call into the centre for a chat. A full allowance is paid and recruitment is interview based.
Cork Training Centre
Staff and learners from the centre paid a visit to the Cork Training Centre in Bishopstown on May 14th for their open day. It was an excellent opportunity for all members of the public to tour the facility and witness practical demonstrations from many of the courses available at the centre. For further info please visit http://corktrainingcentre.ie/
The Culinary Skills course provided catering for the event. We would like to thank David Lonergan and Andrew Basteed for their hard work on the day under the supervision of instructor, Shane Carter, and all the Culinary Skills group for the preparation put into the display.
Certification Day at City Hall
Learners from the centre assembled at City Hall to receive their Fetac Certification from the Deputy Lord Mayor, Cllr. Tim Brosnan in April. The day represented an opportunity to congratulate the students involved and acknowledge the hard work they have put in. A great many learners were recipients of full awards at levels 3 and 4, and can be rightly proud of their achievements.
Several former trainees who have gone on to do degree courses at UCC, CIT, and elsewhere were also invited and spoke to those present about the career paths they have taken. We would like to thank Tara Daly, Ger Nyhan, Jonathon Wyse, Joanne Coakley and Kajetan Soltys for coming back to see us and talk about their experiences. Kajetan accepted the certification which qualifies him as a Financial Advisor which he achieved through the help of the Customised Training scheme while John O’Donovan accepted his President’s Award – a national award scheme available through the Centre.
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Cork Life Long Learning Festival
The Mayfield Community Training Centre was delighted to take part in the Cork Life Long Learning festival (March 23rd – 29th) manning a stall at the events organised at the Mayfield Library. The festival which is now 12 years old celebrates the learning opportunities available to all ages in the city, and is run on a voluntary basis.
The Business Skills group set up their stall at the Frank O’Connor Library on the Thursday and took part in a morning of participative workshops and displays from the local community and schools. The students provided flyers and brochures to heighten awareness of the work done at the centre, and were happy to answer any questions from the public as well as chatting to the Deputy Lord Mayor.
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The centre would like to congratulate Kealan Murphy (Seacon Construction),Jack McCarthy (Pouladuff Car Dismantlers), Paul O’Connor (Craft Fitted Furniture), Graham Fitton, (Cork Building Solutions), Adam Power (McDermot Electrical), Greg McDonnell (Safety Tech Electrical), Daniel Field (Red Abbey Crash Repair) and Kyle Mccarthy (DC Metal) on obtaining Apprenticeships in the building sector.
Alan Buckley, The Home Repair and Maintainance Instructor commented, ‘this has been one of our most successful years in regards placing young people in apprenticeship positions. It is a real indication that the construction industry is on an upturn, and that the skills provided at the centre are in demand again. There has been great interest in the course which is very gratifying for all involved’.
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