National Skills Competition Silver Medals awarded

16th November, 2009

The winners of the National Skills Competition, held in DIT last April, received the prestigious Silver Medal Award from the Minister of Education and Science, Mr. Batt O’Keeffe TD at a special ceremony held on 16th November, 2009.

The National Skills Competition has been running since 1956. This year over 100 apprentices and students from around Ireland competed in DIT over four days of competition for the much coveted Silver Medal Award.

DIT hosted competitions in nine skills including: Aircraft Mechanics, Automobile Technology, Autobody Repair, Brickwork, Car Painting, Heavy Vehicle Mechanics, Polymechanics, and Sheet Metalwork. Speaking at the at the award ceremony Mr. Donal Keys, Chair of DIT’s National Skills Competition Organising Committee said, "DIT is very proud to have facilitated these highly skilled young people who represent the best in Irish industry. These young prize-winning crafts persons have achieved the pinnacle of mastery of their chosen trade or craft. They have done themselves and their employers proud and we wish them all every success in their future careers."

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Pictured: Minister of Education & Science, Mr. Batt O’Keefe TD,
President of DIT, Professor Brian Norton,
NSC committee members, Irish experts
and winners of the DoES Silver Medals.

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