Lucan Students Awarded First Construction Qualifications

Griffeen Community College SAFEPASS training

Transition year and senior cycle students from Griffeen Community College, Lucan recently completed their Safe Pass training with the Construction Industry Federation and SOLAS. They were pictured receiving their first professional qualification after successfully undertaking the training course. Safe Pass is the national mandatory safety training for the construction industry and students from Griffeen Community College undertook the training as part of their curriculum for this year.

Dermot Carey, Director, Safety & Training at CIF congratulated the students and expressed his gratitude to staff at the school. “Congratulations to Griffeen Community College students on completing their Safe Pass training. Mr Maloney and the school must be commended for giving their students every opportunity to develop their skills and their career options.”

Speaking about the training Sean Maloney, a teacher at Griffeen Community College felt the training was a positive experience for the students, “It was a huge success. I hope this is a gateway to a career in the construction industry for our students.” 

Students from across Dublin and Ireland are undertaking Safe Pass training with the Construction Industry Federation as part of Transition Year, Leaving Cert and Leaving Cert Applied courses in schools this year. The initiative is part of the CIF’s Careers Campaign to support students interested in a career in the construction industry.

“Safe Pass is a key qualification we all have in the construction sector. From architects, site managers to work experience labourers, Donegal to Dingle, everyone working in the sector starts with a SafePass. I hope this qualification is the first of many for students at Griffeen Community College and leads some to a rewarding career in our industry,” said Dermot Carey, Construction Industry Federation. 

Pictured: Transition year and senior cycle students from Griffeen Community College, Lucan pictured taking part in the Construction Industry Federation’s Safe Pass training, recently. 

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