THE Rothe House Heritage Project in Kilkenny city opened its doors to a new batch of eager young students last week, continuing the fine tradition of providing educational and vocational training which has been part and parcel of the historic Rothe House for well over 20 years.
CEO of Rothe House & Garden, Róisín McQuillan and Project Coordinator, Padraic Treacy were delighted to welcome the students to the new FETAC Level 4 Common Award in Employment Skills. The course is sponsored by FAS and provides the students with invaluable knowledge and experience and an excellent platform to re-launch themselves on the employment market. The course focuses on tourism, culture and heritage and provides the students with the necessary skills required to obtain employment in these sectors. The students (pictured above) range in age from 18 – 35 years and come from all over Kilkenny and beyond. The course not only provides them with the opportunity to learn vital skills to get back into the labour market but also whets their appetite to further their studies in 3rd Level institutions. The course is full-time and will run for 48 weeks in total and Padraic is hoping to mirror the resounding success of last year’s graduates who all secured work placements in tourism and heritage sites around the city and county.