Craft Apprentices from Cavan and Monaghan Education and Training Board were celebrated at a Graduation ceremony held in the Ardboyne Hotel on Friday evening. The apprentices were presented with their Advanced Certificates by a selection of special guests including Minister of State for Housing and Urban Development, Damien English, Alan McGrath, SOLAS Director of Apprenticeship and Work-Based Learning and John Kearney, Chief Executive of CMETB.
The event saw family, friends, local employers and CMETB tutors gather to celebrate the success of the graduate class of 2019 who completed their Craft Apprenticeship. The students completed a range of apprenticeships in the areas of Construction, Motor Vehicles, Electrical and Engineering sectors.
Speaking at the event, John Kearney, Chief Executive of CMETB congratulated all the apprentices on their hard work and dedication over the past four years and wished them the best of luck in their future careers. Kearney said: “The event marks a great opportunity to highlight the Apprenticeship route as an exciting pathway where apprentices can earn while they learn and build valuable skills in their chosen occupation. The apprenticeship pathway is also an effective way for employers in our region to develop future talent for their company and industry.”
The event also showcased the contribution of employers in the region. Cavan based company, CMAC Electrical picked up a special employer award for their significant contribution to the apprenticeship services in the Cavan and Monaghan region