TWO local girls joined more than twenty of Northern Ireland’s most promising students picking up awards at the Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) Celebrating Achievement event.
SRC student Louise Lyness and Lismore pupil Nicole Blaney recived awards for their efforts.
From Construction to Creative Crafts, the winners at Celebrating Achievement are well on their way to improving their future career prospects.
Congratulating the students at the ceremony was CCEA’s Chief Executive Gavin Boyd. He commented:
“What makes this ceremony even more special is that learners were nominated by teachers, tutors and other staff for their personal strengths and qualities, and many have overcome a specific challenge to achieve their qualification.
“It is also encouraging to see a mix of schools, community organisations and Further Education colleges. It is important that skills development is accessible in a broad range of centres and that qualifications can be tailored to suit the needs of all learners.
“It is a challenging and competitive marketplace out there for both jobs and places in education. For this reason it is more important than ever that skills and learning are constantly evolving to meet the demands of a changing world.”
Louise Lyness picked up her Celebrating Achievement award for Creative Crafts, which she studied for at Southern Regional College, Armagh. Speaking about her award she said:
“I am really pleased to have won this award at CCEA’s Celebrating Achievement event. The skills I have come away with from studying Level 3 Creative Crafts has given me the confidence to set up my own business ‘Blooming Artful Floristry’ which is keeping me very busy!