Minister English congratulates Meath and Louth ETB and SOLAS apprenticeship graduates

Monday, 14th November 2016

“I want to warmly congratulate graduates of the Advance Certificate –
Craft by Meath and Louth ETB and SOLAS last Friday” stated local
Minister for Housing and Urban Renewal Damien English T.D. who was
Guest Speaker at the graduation event.

“There are a few occasions in our lives that are marked as special,
and today is one of those days for you.  Congratulations on this
achievement” he told graduates.

One of the best qualifications in the world

“You have completed a comprehensive Apprenticeship that is recognised
as one of the best in the world. One of the most important features of
an Apprenticeship is that the attainment of agreed standards is now
compulsory for all apprentices. And each of you, who have successfully
completed your Apprenticeship, are awarded the Advanced Certificate –
Craft” he said.

Confidence in the future

“Some of you may one day go on to own your own business; some of you
will work for Irish or Foreign Direct Investment companies; while
others may decide to travel and work abroad for a period with your
skills base. Ireland is currently facing many challenges and I know
many of you are concerned about your future. I have confidence that
Ireland will face up to these challenges and the skills that each of
you possess will be utilised in rebuilding Ireland’s competitive advantage” Minister English told the graduates and guests.

New C.E. Martin O’Brien

“Meath and Louth ETB now has new leadership under Martin O’Brien, a
Meath man with an excellent track record behind him in Cavan and
Monaghan ETB. He has a great personal commitment to apprenticeships,
and a track record of delivering major capital projects in the field
of education.  I know that he will bring this huge experience to bear
again in Meath and Louth.  I wish him well in his new role” concluded
Minister English.

ENDS

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