PHOTOS: Huge Crowd Attends Kerry ETB Annual Fair

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Catherine Browne, Dept of Nursing at KCFE and Hilary Tobin, student at KCFE at the Kerry ETB Fair at the Brandon Hotel Conference Centre on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

HUNDREDS of second-level students, school leavers, their parents, mature students, jobseekers and people who want to up up-skill attended the Kerry ETB Further Education and Training Fair at the Brandon Hotel Conference Centre on Thursday.

There was a whole host of events going on with live skill demonstrations from hairdressing students, budding chefs, dog groomers and so much more.

Apprentices and course instructors were on hand to explain about welding and fabrication course areas, plumbing, motor mechanics, as well providing information for electricians and carpenters.

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Adult education courses such as VTOS and Youthreach, with their built-in career guidance, academic, personal and childcare supports were present to explain their courses.

Malgorzata Szczodrowska, Martin Cato and Kevin Looney from National Learning Network at the Kerry ETB Fair at the Brandon Hotel Conference Centre on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Those looking for information on student finance, courses, careers or supports for students had free access to professional career guidance and information staff as well as SUSI and Intreo.

This event brought together the countywide offerings of Kerry ETB from the five rural adult education centres, Further Education Colleges, the ETB Training Centre and community education courses that are run in over 100 Kerry parishes. Scroll down for photos…

Liz McElligott with Pauline Mallaby of North Kerry College of Further Education at the dog-grooming stand with ‘Timothy’ at the Kerry ETB Fair at the Brandon Hotel Conference Centre on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

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Hairdressing students from North Kerry College of Further Education at the Kerry ETB Fair at the Brandon Hotel Conference Centre on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Linda O’Donnell and Monica Dillane of Kerry ETB at the Kerry ETB Fair at the Brandon Hotel Conference Centre on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

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Olivia Beasley, Shiann Enright, Tara O’Halloran and Chantelle Murphy at the Kerry ETB Beauty Therapy stand at the Kerry ETB Fair at the Brandon Hotel Conference Centre on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Claire McGrath North Kerry College of Further Education and Celia O’Shea, Kerry College of Further Education and at the Kerry ETB Fair at the Brandon Hotel Conference Centre on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

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Darren Enright and Fred Browne of the Traditional Stone Construction stand at the Kerry ETB Fair at the Brandon Hotel Conference Centre on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Emi Laguna and Connor Carthy at the Digital Media Broadcast, Production and Radio stand at the Kerry ETB Fair at the Brandon Hotel Conference Centre on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

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Commis Chef apprenticeship trainees Gary Benner and Oisin O’Donnell at the Kerry ETB Fair at the Brandon Hotel Conference Centre on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Amanda Walsh and Dora McCarthy of the Tour Guiding course at Kerry ETB at the Kerry ETB Fair at the Brandon Hotel Conference Centre on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Anne Doyle and Gary Hewitt at the KCFE stand at the Kerry ETB Fair at the Brandon Hotel Conference Centre on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

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