The automotive industry was well represented at Ireland Skills Live in Dublin at the weekend with three National Skills Champions declared.
Declan Moore, DKIT Dundalk won the Automobile Technology category, Daniel Curtin, Athlone IT won the Heavy Vehicle Mechanics category and Ben McNair, Ballyfermot / TU Dublin won the Car Painting Category.
President Michael D Higgins who opened the event declared: “The Ireland Skills Live event is a very important exhibition” said President Higgins. “I don’t mind saying, I would love to see all parents bring their young people here. I believe that this exhibition will in time be as important as the Young Scientist Exhibition.”
This week we had over 15,000 second level students visit Ireland Skills Live, something we only hoped for back in October on launch day” said Donal Keys Co-Chair of World Skills Ireland.
“We have over 100 sponsors here, private industry working alongside Public Educational bodies, Government departments and semi-state organisations. This is how Ireland can work when we all come together; look what we can achieve.”