The QQI Awards Certification Ceremony held in Killarney Community College on Friday last was a most enjoyable and uplifting evening. Over 150 proud students were presented with their QQI Certificates.
The QQI Awards were presented to both day and night students of the college. The day students graduated in Office Administration, a full-time Level 5/6 one year course. Night course Award Recipients had studied Occupational First Aid; Accounting – Manual & Computerised; Special Needs Assisting and Healthcare Support. These achievements greatly represent the College Mission Statement of “Excellence in Learning for Life through Respect, Responsibility and Inclusion”.
Mr John Keane, Director of Adult Education in Killarney Community College, congratulated all the recipients and commended them for their dedication, endeavour and personal success. He light-heartedly permitted them to return to the arms of their loved ones after neglecting them during the course of their studies! College Tutors were in attendance and Mr Keane acknowledged them for the tuition, guidance and support afforded to the students over the year.
Former Director of Adult Education Mr Tom Looney was the very Special Guest of the evening. In his entertaining and inspiring speech, he regaled the audience with stories of old and reminded all of the life-time mission of Killarney Community College to provide Adults with the opportunity to achieve through lifelong learning.
He commended the commitment and personal sacrifices made by many to complete their courses. He reminded graduates of the importance of QQI Certification and encouraged them not to stop now.
The highly successful evening ended with light refreshments and an opportunity for students to meet with their peers and tutors.