Virtual college students presented with awards

By Brittany King

Thirty-four students out of 167 attended the Presentation of Awards for the class of 2016/17 from An Cosán Virtual Community College (VCC).

The event took place at St Catherine’s Church on November 25.

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These students represent VCC learning communities across Limerick, Longford, Wicklow, Dublin, Waterford, Wexford, Carlow, Kilkenny, Tipperary, Laois, Derry, Donegal and Mayo.

The awards on the day included both introduction and higher education accredited (QQI level 6 & 7) programmes.

CEO of An Cosán VCC, Liz Waters, said: “I stand here in recognition of your achievements and steps back into further and higher education. This lights my life when I know we have students being supported right across the country.”

Joe Collins, Head of Faculty, Lifelong Learning Carlow IT, said to the students: “You have the knowledge and the capacity to make a difference in your workplace, your communities, your society and the broader world.”

“Your education should help you to reach out to those who are disadvantaged, enabling them to turn new corners, find better pathways and emerge from the shadows of exclusion into futures of new possibilities and fulfilled potential.”

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