Kerry College Students Receive Laptops After Competition Win

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Agnese Stradina from Listowel (left), and James Noonan from Tralee (right) with their new laptops presented at Kerry College Clash Campus on Monday. Also included is Mare O’Donoghue, Training and Employment Officer with FIT, Kerry College Principal Stephen Goulding and Mary Murphy, Assistant Principal. Photo by Dermot Crean

THE COVID pandemic has been particularly tough on learners who don’t have access to up-to-date technology or broadband to connect to the online learning and tuition that was necessary over the past 12 months.

FIT (Fast Track to IT) have been collaborating with Kerry College for several years providing training and employment supports in the form of CV Workshops, Interview Skills, Industry Specific Mock Interviews, LinkedIn workshops.  

As a means of goodwill and also in response to the challenge of studying from home, FIT ran a National Laptop Competition and four lucky Kerry College students were chosen to receive top of the range Dell laptops.

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VTOS learner Hussein Sarwar from Killarney with his laptop.

These were: Business with Marketing learner Agnese Stradina from Listowel, Fibre Optic Installation learner James Noonan from Tralee, Applied Social Studies learner Michael Pierog from Tralee and VTOS learner Hussein Sarwar from Killarney.

Cordal native, Marie O’Donoghue, Training and Employment Officer with FIT, presented the laptops to the students this week.

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