Students from Mayo, Galway, Dublin, and Dundalk travelled to Castlebar this week to receive their FETAC accredited minor awards in addiction, mental health, and languages from Minister of State Michael Ring in an award ceremony run by the Learning Curve Institute.
The Learning Curve Institute (LCI ), formed in 2009 by two Westport people, Sean Foy and Liam Printer, is a FETAC accredited education and training provider specialising in the fields of mental health, addiction studies, social studies, and languages. The LCI celebrated its growth by arranging its first award ceremony at Breaffy House Hotel for some of its 94 students nationwide who this week have attained their FETAC certificates.
Minister Michael Ring applauded the students for their efforts in attaining their qualifications and furthering their education. He also paid tribute to the LCI for its achievements in creating and growing a business in spite of a recession.
Paul Conlon CEO of Coolmine Therapeutic Community, speaking on his work with people in addiction recovery, stressed the importance of education in the journey to a drug-free existence.
Michelle O’Toole of Allergan’s Shared Services Centre in Westport spoke on the importance of language learning from an employer’s perspective and of the potential job opportunities that exist in businesses like Allergan that serve a global market.
The overall student of the year award went to Louise Moloney from Galway.
The next set of LCI courses due to start in Mayo commence in April:
French and Spanish for intermediates April 17 - June 5.
French and Spanish Leaving Cert exam preparation May 5, 12, 19, 26.