Kerry ETB Training Centre Hosts National Skills Competition

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Tara O’Halloran Cronin will play an integral part in the ‘National Skills Competition’ and beyond.

The ‘Beauty Therapy’ department of Kerry’s ETB training centre will play host to the ‘National Skills Competition for Beauty Therapy’ tomorrow.

And two of the participants selected to compete in the competition are from Kerry – Shauna O’Shea, from Tralee and Bernadette Casey from Castlecove.

The annual Ireland Skills Competition is one of the most prestigious and recognised events in the calendar year. It attracts the best trainee crafts persons from around the country to compete for first place in Ireland and win the coveted Department of Education and Skills, Silver Medal in their respective skill areas.

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Tara O’Halloran Cronin, an instructor in the Tralee Centre, has been appointed Chief Examiner in Beauty Therapy by ‘Ireland Skills’. She, along with her team of judges will put those competing through their paces as she tests their knowledge and skills in areas such as facial treatments, fantasy make-up and nail treatments.

From the best performers that will be participating this week in the ‘National Competition’, one will be selected to represent Ireland in the World Skills Competition in Sao Paulo Brazil.

10593113_414900101981952_1136352389887888122_nThat person then will receive a further 10 weeks training and preparation from the Kerry ETB Centre and will visit industry leaders and get the chance to see the work of former trainees from Kerry ETB Centre. Tara will also attend as National coach and support for the winner but will also be part of the judging panel for the World Skills competition.

Tara was quick to point out all the hard work and dedication that is put in behind the scenes will and is already working wonders for the reputation of the centre.

“It’s all about recognition, we are held in very high esteem because of the standards we set and the training work we do here in Beauty Therapy. Our former trainees have achieved success in their careers in Kerry and beyond and our reputation has grown nationally and internationally,” said Tara.

“It’s a great vote of confidence in the quality of training offered by Tara and her colleagues and recognition of the high standards achieved by our successful trainees as well as demonstrating the trust Ireland Skills have in what we do at Kerry ETB Training Centre here in Tralee,” said Owen O’Donnell, Manager of Kerry ETB Training Centre.





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