"I’m proud of getting the Diploma, especially in such confusing times with the COVID-19 pandemic. The last few months were very different and challenging but I’m really proud to have completed it."
I was interested in Barbering and I also wanted to progress my education. Barbering has changed a lot in the last few years and it’s now very popular so I could see it as a job I would love to do. It was really handy that Tullamore Community Training Centre had the VTCT Level 2 Diploma as it was close enough to my hometown and I also knew a few people in the centre already which helped.
It has really helped me grow as a person and become in touch with the real world and working life. I done work experience as part of the course, I was working in a Barber shop in Birr and that gave me great experience interacting with customers in a real working environment.
I’m proud of getting the Diploma, especially in such confusing times with the Covid-19 pandemic. The last few months were very different and challenging but I’m really proud to have completed it. Now I have opportunities to do further training and I’ve already applied to do the VTCT Level 3 in Barbering. I’ve also made a lot of new friends in the centre and have a good group of people around me now.
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