BCW Training celebrates

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BCW Trainings’ students enjoyed an evening of celebration at their annual Awards ceremony at the Marine Hotel on Saturday, January 28.

Over 50 certificates were presented to students for achievement of their NVQ Qualifications and overall awards included:

Award for Excellence: Chloe McMaster, Student of the Year: Chloe Horner, Determined to Succeed Award: Michael McGarry, Volunteer of the Year: Lyndsay Rogers and Apprentice of the Year: Frankie McFetridge.

Chairman of the Board, Mr Michael Molloy hosted the event and VIP guest speaker was Dr Bill Wolsey OBE, owner of the Merchant Hotel in Belfast and Peter McNicholl, Social Media Expert was the MC for the evening. Representatives from funders and partners also attended including Elizabeth Thompson from TWN (Training for Women Network), Yvonne Leslie (Careers Guidance Officer, Jobs and Benefits) and Brenda Watson from Greenlight Gateway.

Michael Molloy said: “The event was our celebration of the success of our students and it also acknowledged every member of staff who supports them.  Our students were the stars of the evening and they should be very proud of their achievements and continue to aim high. This has been an excellent year for BCW Training with so many successes.  I know that we can continue to work to a high standard – both staff and students - and reap the rewards we so duly deserve.”

Bill Wolsey had some advice for the young students, he said: “You can achieve anything you want if you are passionate about it. A job is the most important thing you will do…..work for someone you respect and who will educate you”.

Student of the Year award winner Chloe Horner said: “I am honoured to receive this award. I just want to thank all my tutors for their support during my training, they have really helped me on my journey. I am now employed at Stephen Cairns Hairdressing in Ballymoney and progressing well on my NVQ Level 3 in Hairdressing and loving my job”.

BCW Training offers a variety of training programmes including Training for Success and Apprenticeship NI. NVQ Level 2 and 3 are available in areas such as Hairdressing and Barbering, Beauty, Retail, Childcare, Bricklaying, Plastering, Business Administration, ICT and Numeracy and Literacy. We also run a programme called CREATE for young women with the aim of moving them forward and giving them the skills to progress to further training and employment.

If you would like to find out more information about our training programmes or if you want to enrol on a course, please contact us on 028 2076 2902, email: bcw-ltd@btconnect.com or find us on Facebook.