An awards ceremony was held at The Lisdoo, Newry Road Dundalk recently to celebrate the many achievements of Dundalk Youthreach learners.
Awards were presented by Councillor Oliver Tully, chairman of LMETB (Louth and Meath Education and Training Board) and Sadie Ward-McDermott Director of Further Education and Training LMETB.
Numerous awards were presented to include the following: QQI Level 3 awards in a number of modules, Leaving Certificate Applied certificates, Silver Gaisce Awards, Bronze Gaisce Awards, HSE Cook-it Healthy Eating Awards and a Debating Award.
The debating competition was run between all eight Youthreach centres in LMETB and Dundalk were the overall winners under the guidance of their English teacher Colleen Hardy.
Youthreach has been successfully running QQI programmes since the mid-nineties.
LCA was introduced in 2002.
Gaisce was introduced in 2014 and 2016 was the first year Youthreach took part in the in both the Cook-it programme and Debating.
The Co-ordinator Margaret McDonnell praised the hard work of both learners and staff and the support given by parents and LMETB.
She expressed great pride in the learners’ success and wished them well in their further studies.
Youthreach is co-funded by the Irish Government and the European Union under the European Social Fund.