The great advantage of training with Kerry College of Further Education is the practical, work-ready skills that are being gained by the students as industry experts take time out to facilitate workshops.
Last Monday, students benefited from the expertise of Virgin Media One’s beauty expert and local blogger Mary O’Donnell, who focused on customer service and professionalism in the beauty industry.
“An integral focus of this ITEC and QQI certified qualification is to ensure that students achieve professional qualifications that have prepared them, and that they are ready for employment,” said KCFE Principal Mary Lucey.
The Government’s decision to increase VAT from 9% to 13.5% is considered to have severely dented the sector’s competitiveness. In addition, labour costs are rising, skilled labour is scarce and there are issues in the supply of accommodation. And that’s all before the impact of Brexit is fully known. What is known is that impacts on exchange rates and consumer confidence makes Ireland less attractive to the British holiday maker. With over 70% of all overseas visitors to Ireland coming from the UK, the effect on local tourism businesses could be enormous.