WELCOME: Killarney Youthreach have opened new premises on High Street and are accepting applications from students who have left school. Pictured from l-r were: Linda Murphy, John Adams, John Crowley, Elizabeth Williams, Anthony Fealy and Majella Hegarty. Photo: Michelle Crean


By Michelle Crean

Killarney Youthreach have just opened new premises and are now accepting applications from students who have left school.

Kerry Education and Training Board (KETB) are delighted that Killarney Youthreach has begun operations in the new purpose-built premises at 50 High Street, Killarney.

Killarney Youthreach offers early school leavers aged 16 to 20 a chance to gain qualifications and develop skills to further their education and employment prospects.

This new state-of-the-art centre for education is headed up by John Adams and his team of education professionals.

They offer two main courses; Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) Level 3 (NQF Junior Cert equivalent) and QQI Level 4 (NQF pass Leaving Cert equivalent).

Each course has a range of subjects including computers, maths, communications, biology, interpersonal skills and art, John Adams explained.

“Killarney Youthreach also offers work experience, sports, outdoor activities, personal development, as well as CV and interview preparation,” he said.

“Youthreach is co-funded by the Government of Ireland, the European Social Fund and the Youth Employment Initiative as part of the ESF Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning 2014-20.”

A training allowance is provided. If you are looking for a second chance at education and interested in joining Killarney Youthreach, please ring 064 6632559.