THIS summer, seven Ossory Youth participants successfully completed an employment preparation course. Kelron Health and Services in Kilkenny delivered an excellent two week, full-time programme in which all seven participants received full certification in seven modules, Fire Warden Safety Training, Patient Handling Certificate, Manual Handling Course, Paediatric First Aid Training, First Aid Advanced Certificate, Personal and Interpersonal Skills Course, Preparation For Work.
“The group were a credit to themselves and everyone involved, they were wonderful to work with and were so focused,” Sharon Kelly, Trainer and Managing Director of Kelron Health & Safety Services said.
Ossory Youth attained funding through the European Social Fund to deliver the programme aimed at increasing education and promoting employability of young people in Kilkenny. “I was amazed how quickly I picked things up and how I’ve remembered every step in the First Aid. I think it’s because I found it so interesting and enjoyable,” one participant, Christopher Farrell said. This is the third year Ossory Youth has secured the funding from the European Social Fund and teamed up with Kelron Health & Safety Services to support young participants to achieve such positive results.