DFEi staff and WorldSkills experts visited Áras an Uachtarain on Friday 6th November 2015 to part take in an official reception hosted by President Michael D Higgins. This reception was held to acknowledge the value and contribution that the IrelandSkills Team made to the recent WorldSkills event in Brazil 2015.
Ireland ranked 11th in the world out of 60 competing countries, won 2 gold medals and 8 medallions of excellence.
DFEi held Special Training Programmes for Carpentry where Pat Noonan (DFEi Apprentice Teacher) trained David Morgan for the competition. Declan Barrett (DFEi Apprentice Teacher) trained Cían Mulligan in the skill of cabinetmaking and he won a Medallion of Excellence.
Also attending the reception from DFEi were Cecilia Munro (Principal), Susan Henry (Deputy Principal), Dave Nicholson (Department Head Craft, Design and Construction) and support staff Scott Stuart, Tony Butler and Any McAra.