Celebrations in Castlebar as students of National Learning Network receive awards

More than 50 students of the National Learning Network in Castlebar have been recognised for their impressive endeavours and commitment to their studies throughout their time in NLN Castlebar.

Students who attend the NLN, which is a division of the Rehab Group, received their certificates at an event in Breaffy House in recognition of their achievements on training programmes which aim to develop the students’ personal, social, educational, and vocational skills, as well as aiming to increase their levels of independence and community integration.

Several NLN students, both past and present, as well as their friends and family, also attended the inspirational event and acknowledged the hard work made by students receiving awards.

Matthew Foy, who was a student on the Employer Based Training programme, spoke proudly of his achievements and the benefits he has felt having completed the course. “I spent 15 months in NLN and I enjoyed every minute of it," he said. "I gained so much confidence on a personal level from Caroline my instructor, and my fantastic class mates whom I have made lifelong friends with. If it wasn’t for NLN I would not be where I am today.”

Minister Michael Ring was in attendance and had high praise for all of the students receiving their certificates. “Each and every one of the students receiving an award today can be very proud of their achievements during the course of the programme," Minister Ring said. "It is a privilege to present you with your awards and to acknowledge your accomplishments during your time here in National Learning Network Castlebar. What you have learned over your time here will stand to you in the future as you continue in education or enter employment, or simply to live your life as a valued member of the community.”

NLN Castlebar, in partnership with the HSE and MSLETB, provides a range of training courses to people who have a disability, or those who have had an accident, illness, injury, or require extra supports.

The NLN, Castlebar works on a continuous intake basis throughout the year. If you are interested in furthering your skills or getting support to get a job, contact the centre directly on 094 902 2770 or go to www.nln.ie


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