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ETB Hospitality Campus – Pictured as international recognition for the Campus is bestowed by the World Association of Chefs Societies back row – Michelle Brooks; Sharon Fogarty; Chef Tom Flavin; Chef Paddy Brady, President Panel of Chefs of Ireland; Bernadette Enright, Hospitality Campus Manager; Chef John Clancy, Director of World Association of Chefs; Chef Brendan O’Neill, Chairperson of Chef Ireland Culinary Committee; Liam Doherty; and Patrick Mulready; front row – Chef Kieran Shaughnessy; and Chef Will King. Picture: Brian Arthur Photography 

ETB Hospitality Campus gains further international recognition

By I Love Limerick Correspondent Ann Mc Donald

Centre of Excellence Award

Pictured at the ETB Hospitality Education and Training Centre are Bernadette Enright, Centre Manager Hospitality Education and Training Centre Gerard Moylan, Will King, Chef Instructor Kieran Shaughnessy, Chef Instructor, Paul Patton, Director of Further Education and Training Limerick & Clare ETB, Michelle Brooks, Instructor, Sharon Fogarty, Administrator Michael Fitzgerald, Qset George Wilson, (EFQM Auditor), Senior Executive, Centre for Competitiveness. Picture: Brian Arthur

The Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board’s College of Further Education and Training Hospitality Campus has been announced as an accredited college with the World Association of Chefs Societies within its Global Education Network.

This makes it Irelands first ETB college to achieve this prestigious accreditation, alongside one other education provider with the award.

Speaking about the accreditation partnership with top international colleges in Europe, Asia, USA and the Middle East, Bernadette Enright, Centre Manager, said: “The College now has international visibility, acknowledgment, and a reputation for excellence for education partners and their alumni. This will give our learners and international students the opportunity to access resources that will enable us to implement cutting-edge programmes in technology, sustainability, and more.”

This recognition of quality culinary education is yet another accolade for the college, which became the first centre in the Republic of Ireland to be awarded with a consecutive European Framework for Quality Management (EFQM) Centre of Excellence Award last July.

The EFQM award is granted to Europe’s best-performing organisations, following an in-depth audit of an organisation’s business processes and procedures.

One of the factors highlighted in the assessment was the unique partnerships and collaborations that have been established by the centre with hospitality industry employers. It became the first recipient in the 26 counties of the EFQM Centre of Excellence Award in 2016.

Worldchefs Global Education Network is an alliance of more than 105 Education Partners and training programmes worldwide. It brings together over 50,000 hospitality educators, learners and alumni with a shared commitment to empower the next generation of industry leaders and it is designed to help prepare chefs for the future of the profession, and beyond.

The College of Further Education and Training, Hospitality campus is an EFQM European Centre of Excellence in the delivery of quality-assured Further Education and training.

They are dedicated to providing the highest level of culinary and hospitality training to their learners and link their learners directly with employment opportunities.

The variety of Further Education and Training on offer at their campus ranges from entry-level to advanced, with the duration of training varying from 3 months to 2 years. Most of the training offered is on a full-time basis, with awards ranging from Levels 4 to 6 on the National Framework of Qualifications.

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