The range of courses out there to assist anyone who wants to develop a career, get back to learning, or undertake an apprenticeship continues to grow and the opportunities are many both nationally and locally.

Hospitality INC, Westport, is a new training initiative part of the National learning Network (NLN)  -that focuses on Hospitality Inclusion  - creating employment opportunities in the hospitality sector in the Westport area and beyond and in an era where hospitality is struggling to secure and retain staff  - this appears to be a timely  initiative

It’s a popular new course available in the Leeson Enterprise Centre on Altamont St in Westport and is currently open for admissions.

NLN specialises in working with people with learning differences who may need additional supports and training which enables progression into employment or further education.

The main Mayo centre is the Rehab Centre on the Breaffy Road in Castlebar, however, a number of satellite facilities are also now in place.

Midwest News Editor Teresa O’Malley visited the Westport centre and met a number of the students on the Hospitality Inclusion course and the staff providing the course.

The course is a mix of work experience and classroom learning and began by talking to the  Project Co-ordinator of  Hospitality INC  Ruairi Hughes and asked him to tell us more about it…

The enthusiastic students present, kindly took some time out from the classroom to tell Midwest News about their experience on the course so far, and what it means to them and to their future careers to be taking part in the training course..

Mary Hanlon is the Area Manger National Learning Network (NLN) Mayo and she told Midwest News more about what NLN is all about and the services it provides…

For more information on Hospitality INC, ring Ruairi Hughes@087 1202617


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