On Thursday, 8th of April, we were honoured and delighted to be invited to the launch of The Richard Burke TY Personified Award by TY Ireland and the QQI. The event took place in Trend Micro in Cork and four of the TY.ie team attended, Leon Keating, Tony O'Halloran, Joel Abraham and Uzair Ahmad. After meeting the TY Ireland and QQI Team, Reece Sheridan TYI Ambassador and Deputy Jim Daly, Chairman of the Oireachtas Committee on Children & Youth Affairs the event started.
We first got a background into what TY Ireland is and when and why it was setup.
Transition Year Ireland (TYI) is an Information Resource for Transition Year Students, their Teachers and their Parents. Our aim is to provide barrier free access to the vital information needed for a stimulating and challenging Transition Year. We help teachers and parents inform students about the opportunities available to them and we act as a conduit for the promotion of TY related activities, programmes and initiatives.
Their story and objectives were really inspiring!
We then got an insight into the QQI, Quality & Qualifications Ireland. The QQI are responsible for maintaining the the ten-level NFQ and rewarding and recognising achievements in the NFQ .
After that we listened to an inspiring talk from Deputy Jim Daly. He discussed how learning business skills from something similar to a Mini-Company in Transition Year set out an exciting path for him in his life and made him who he is today.
Finally Reece Sheridan, TYI Ambassador, informed us about all the exciting things he has participated in during Transition Year. He discussed the voluntary and community work that he took part in and his work experience. We were all intrigued by the amount of success he has achieved through Transition Year. He truly got the best experience from his year!
After a few words from Amanda Landzaad the Richard Burke TY Personified Award was officially launched!
The competition is an annual opportunity for TY Service Providers, Parents, TY Coordinators & Teachers, Guidance Counsellors, Mentors and Employers to acknowledge the hard work and effort that an individual student puts into their TY and to nominate them for recognition for a national award.
We received great advice and support from TY Ireland and the QQI and a great response from Deputy Jim Daly and Reece Sheridan. We are really excited for and supportive of the Richard Burke TY Personified Award and wish TY Ireland all the best with the competition.
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