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College of FET Kilmallock Road Campus encourages all to attend its May 25 Open Day 

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Pictured are Chris Doyle, Engineering Teacher, Jayne Foley, Art, Craft &
Design Teacher, Patricia Kennedy, Kilmallock Road Campus Coordinator and Shane Cullinane,
Assistant Kilmallock Road Campus Coordinator. Picture: Cian Reinhardt/ilovelimerick.

Kilmallock Road Campus hosts a variety of Level 5 and 6 programmes including Art, Craft and Design and Construction and Engineering

By I Love Limerick correspondent Rachel Petticrew

College of Further Education and Training, Kilmallock Road Campus will host its annual Open Day on Wednesday, May 25 for those thinking of returning to education or advancing their skills. 

The campus, part of Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board’s multi-campus College of Further Education and Training, hosts a variety of Level 5 and 6 programmes including Art, Craft and Design, Construction and Engineering, Applied Science and ICT. 

The Kilmallock Road Campus Open Day will see teachers and graduates provide an overview of programmes, as well as career or educational prospects available to learners upon graduation.

The jam-packed day of events, taking place from 9.30am to 1pm, will include an art exhibition, science demonstrations and a coffee morning complete with music and refreshments. 

The campus is one of 300 ETB locations across the Limerick and Clare region which offer both full and part-time education and training opportunities, including apprenticeships, back-to-education initiatives, and core skills classes. 

The annual Kilmallock Road Campus Open Day will take place during the 2022 Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival, which encourages people to develop new skills and grow or alter their career paths.

Vocational training in areas such as retail sales and office administration is also available for those who are looking to progress in the workplace. A range of supports such as counselling services and financial and family assistance give learners of all backgrounds and situations a chance to further themselves.  

The Kilmallock Road Campus takes pride in offering programmes to suit the needs of all. It offers Leaving Cert and Leaving Cert Applied programmes for early school leavers, as well as an English for Employment course aimed at non-native English speakers. 

A Multicultural Day will also take place at the campus on Thursday, May 26. The day-long celebration will recognise the diversity present on campus and encourage those of all backgrounds to further their education and professional growth. 

Programmes on offer at College of Further Education and Training, Kilmallock Road Campus

Art, Craft and Design

Kilmallock Road Campus

If you have a keen interest in art, this programme will enable you to express your creativity through a range of artistic processes including design, ceramics, digital photography, painting, drawing, graphic design, animation and fine art. This programme will allow you to develop a portfolio of work suited to your individual interests and talent. The Art Studio at our campus is an attractive, well-equipped space that offers a unique learning environment.

Find out more HERE

Healthcare Support

Kilmallock Road Campus

This programme will equip you with the knowledge and skills to work as a healthcare assistant. This QQI Level 5 Healthcare Support Major Award is delivered over nine months. Modules include care skills, care of the older person, care support, infection prevention and control, safety and health at work, palliative care support, communications, intellectual disability studies and work experience.

Find out more HERE

Introduction to Construction and Engineering

Kilmallock Road Campus

On this programme, you will learn a range of entry-level skills for a future career in engineering, technology, manufacturing, and construction.  Subjects include maths, communications, electrical skills, woodwork, engineering workshop processes and IT. This programme is practical, hands-on, and delivered within our modern engineering workshop. You will start at a level that suits your own needs, and on successful completion, progress onwards to the next level.

Find out more HERE

Social Media and Digital Marketing 

Kilmallock Road Campus

On this 16-week programme, you will learn the skills required for influencer marketing through social media platforms. The programme will focus on content creation, attracting followers, building a base, sponsorship, photography and creating blogs and short videos.

Emphasis is placed on confidence-building and personal development. Learn to love the challenge of meeting, connecting, positively influencing others, and gaining new followers and customers. Modules include digital marketing, digital media technology, social media marketing, photography, entrepreneurial skills, personal development, communications and customer service.

Find out more HERE

Kilmallock Road Campus VTOS Co-ordinator, Patricia Kennedy, commented, “I look forward to welcoming everyone to our Open Day at the campus.”

“The event will be a great opportunity for people to hear about the courses we have on offer, and also to see the fantastic enhancements at the campus since it was the St. Enda’s School complex, including our light-filled Art Studio.”

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