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IrelandSkills National Competition

  • December 6, 2016

    The final of the 2017 IrelandSkills National Competition takes place at Cork Institute of Technology over the next three days; Tuesday 6th, Wednesday 7th and Thursday 8th December 2016.  Over the three day period, competitors will be tested in eight skill areas including: automobile technology, carpentry, construction plant fitting, electrical installations, industrial control, joinery, metal fabrication, plastering and dry wall systems.

    Brendan Muldowney, an apprentice at Kirby, will compete in the skill area of industrial control.  During the competition, Brendan will be required to build, test and programme an industrial-based project, fault finding on a test rig and design a small project which includes the production of a programme solution.

    Brendan was nominated to compete in the competition by Limerick Institute of Technology who recognised his talent and competence for delivering projects to the highest international standards.

    The annual IrelandSkills competition is one of the most prestigious events in the crafts calendar.  It attracts the best trainee crafts persons from around the country to compete for first place in Ireland and win the coveted Department of Education and Skills, Silver Medal in their respective skill areas.

    We wish Brendan the very best of luck in the competition!

    Brendan Muldowney will represent Kirby at the IrelandSkills National Competition which takes place at Cork Institute of Technology