SERC Students Showcase their Culinary Skills to Local Employers at SERC Downpatrick Campus

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26 April 2022

Cafe 31, SERC, and Newry Mourne and Down District Council representatives

Newry Mourne and Down District Council, via the Labour Market Partnership, have provided funding to SERC to promote apprenticeships opportunities across the Council area. This funding support has allowed SERC to expand the profile of the apprenticeships on offer at the College, by producing a number of promotional videos, showcasing how SERC apprentices can build their skill set and how SERC can support local employers through their range of apprenticeship programmes. Apprenticeship promotional events for local employers have also been planned in order to promote apprenticeships opportunities, the first of which took place at SERC Downpatrick Campus on 24 March. 

On the evening, local employers and other stakeholders were invited to the McNeil Room at SERC Downpatrick campus. The event showcased food prepared by SERC’s own Level 3 Professional Food and Beverage students and Level 3 Professional Chef Catering students.

At the event, employers and stakeholders got to find out how SERC could help them with hiring an apprentice and the positive impacts it can have on their businesses and their industry sector.

Councillor Cathy Mason, Chairperson of Newry Mourne and Down District Council, commented, “The Newry, Mourne and Down Labour Market Partnership (LMP) Apprenticeship Awareness Campaign has helped to showcase the employability and skills provision available at SERC and hopefully, provide opportunities to fill significant vacancies, at a local level, in the Hospitality and Catering sector”.

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