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Minister Congratulates Galway Students on Academic Success

20 June 2014

 "Even though my journey at the National Learning Network has ended, they still continue to give me their support. NLN gave me a new beginning and who knows where it will lead.’ These are the words of Bernie Enright, a student of National Learning Network in Galway, speaking at a certification event held today in the Menlo Park Hotel. Over 40 students were presented with certificates by Minister for Training & Skills at the Department of Education & Skills, Ciarán Cannon TD.

Students were presented with ECDL and FETAC certificates and awards following completion of a range of courses that support people entering into or returning to employment or progressing to further education. These include HSE funded programme Access and SOLAS funded supported vocational training courses, Transition, Tús Nua, Employer Based Training, IT & Business Studies and Horticulture. 
National Learning Network’s centre in the Liosban Business Park offers training opportunities to more than 40 people from all over Galway, who may have been finding it difficult to access further education, training and employment. 
Speaking at the presentation ceremony, Minister Cannon said, “I am delighted to be here today to celebrate the achievements of the students in the National Learning Network Galway. I warmly congratulate each and every one of the students on their wonderful achievements and I wish them every success for the future. I know that the National Learning Network in Galway makes a huge difference, both academically and socially, to the lives of all the students who come through its doors. The Network offers students realistic training opportunities and a means to achieve a national certification award.”
 Sean D’Arcy, Regional Manager of National Learning Network in Galway, said “This is a great day for everyone who is receiving these nationally-recognised awards, which reward the hard work that all of our students have put into developing their skills during their time with us. It is great to see so many of our students fulfilling ambitions for further training and study and going into jobs. All of the staff are very proud of their achievements and we wish each student well for the future.” 
National Learning Network works on a continuous intake basis. Spaces are currently available on the Employer Based Training and Information Technology by Blended Learning courses. If you are interested in a place or would like further information, please contact the centre directly on 091 756650 or go to