Jack Rice, TUS 2nd Year Culinary Arts Student, TUS Moylish who achieved a Silver Medal at World Skills Ireland (WSI) Cookery Competition. Picture: Alan Place
Technological University of the Shannon (TUS) second-year culinary arts student Jack Rice has won silver
Technological University of the Shannon (TUS) second-year culinary arts student Jack Rice has won silver at the national finals of the World Skills Ireland (WSI) cookery competition. The Limerick native is currently studying culinary arts at the TUS Moylish Campus.
Prior to securing the silver medal at the national competition held in DkIT, Dundalk, Jack Rice competed successfully in the qualifying round at TUS Athlone Campus.
Following weeks of training and mentoring Jack then went on to take part in the three-day national competition competing against students from five other technological universities and institutes of technology.
Alan Mc Cabe of DkIT and WSI complimented the competitors and congratulated Jack on “competing to such a high standard in a very tough competition”.
World Skills Ireland 2022 is a partnership between enterprise, industry, education, training and government that raises the profile and recognition of skills and apprenticeships and prepares the talent of today for the careers of the future.
Believing that ‘skills drive the future’, World Skills know that choosing careers is one of the most important decisions a young person will make. So where do young students go to get hands-on experience and learn about skills-based careers? Introducing World Skills Ireland Live.
Over three action-packed days, World Skills Ireland will facilitate an atmosphere of experimentation and discovery through competitions, interactive events and demonstrations. It is an event that will inspire the next generation of skilled young people to follow their passions, interests and talents for the securement of their own future, and of Ireland’s.
Minister Niall Collins commented, “WorldSkills Live is an excellent promotional event for apprenticeships and traineeships in Ireland, showing that they are attractive routes for young people to gain an internationally recognised qualification and to develop up to date and relevant skills.”
“I’m also thrilled to say we have a track record of significant success at the competition, and for that, we should be very proud, but I think it is also important that Ireland’s achievements in practical skills are recognised at home. WorldSkills Ireland 2022 provides an opportunity to demonstrate the breadth of options available to learners in practical education and training.”
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