Students Awarded First Construction Qualifications

by Gazette Reporter
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Transition year and senior cycle students from St. Kevin’s Community College, Clondalkin recently completed their Safe Pass training with the Construction Industry Federation and SOLAS.

They  received their first professional qualification after successfully undertaking the training course. Safe Pass is the national mandatory safety training for the construction industry and students from St. Kevin’s Community College undertook the training as part of their curriculum for this year.

Dermot Carey, Director, Safety & Training at CIF congratulated the students and expressed his gratitude to staff at the school. “Congratulations to St. Kevin’s Community College students on completing their Safe Pass training. Mr Sheridan and the school must be commended for giving their students every opportunity to develop their skills and their career options.”

Speaking about the training Fintan Sheridan, a teacher at St. Kevin’s Community College said the day was very rewarding. “The course was very well received by the students and is an important resource to be able to access through school for many of our students” he said. 

Students from across Dublin and across Ireland are undertaking Safe Pass training with Construction Industry Federation as part of Transition Year, Leaving Cert and Leaving Cert Applied courses in schools this year. The initiative is part of the CIF’s Careers Campaign to support students interested in a career in the construction industry.

“Safe Pass is a key qualification we all have in the construction sector. From architects, site managers to work experience labourers, Donegal to Dublin, everyone working in the sector starts with a SafePass. I hope this qualification is the first of many for the students at St. Kevin’s Community College, and leads some to a rewarding career in our industry,” said Dermot Carey, Construction Industry Federation. 

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