Apprentices from MSLETB Training Centre in Sligo have a specially commissioned piece of work on display in the National College of Ireland. This unique installation was created as a direct result of a Generation Apprenticeship competition where a team of apprentices from the Vehicle Body Repair and Electrical Instrumentation sections designed and produced a 6-foot, 3-dimensional A letter using the materials/equipment/tools of their industry. The competition is sponsored by ESB and the Construction Federation of Ireland.
Creativity, teamwork and problem-solving were key elements demonstrated as part of the competition. The response to the competition has been fantastic, it has generated lots of new awareness and conversations about the opportunity that apprenticeship provides for an increasingly diverse group of apprentices and for employers around the country. It has also been a superb showcase for the twenty-first century skills and innovation that our apprentices are developing.
Special mention goes to the four apprentices who created the structure and the staff who facilitated the exercise in the MSLETB Training Centre in Sligo. The apprentices and their employers are as follows: – Roy Heyneman of Autotech Bodyshop in Cavan, Cian Talbot of Ian Clandillon Classic Motors in Celbridge, Garry O Callaghan of Ace Control Systems Ltd. in Cork and Eric Desmond of Glaxo Smithkline Ltd. in Cork. Gratitude also is expressed to the staff members who facilitated the process and these were Eric Aldridge, James McLoughlin, Lorraine Devaney and Fintan McGourty.
The exhibition in the National College of Ireland in Dublin continues until the evening of 30th April 2018, and is open to all. Judging concludes shortly and the winner will be announced on the 30th April, 2018 with the winning structure being permanently displayed in the National College of Ireland.
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