September 26, 2019

Trainee Bakers Graduate

LYS Bakery Class of 2019

LYS Bakery Class of 2019

There was joyous scenes at Limerick Youth Service (LYS) recently as trainees with our Diploma in Professional Bakery course were honoured at a presentation ceremony.

The trainees were cheered on by their classmates, friends, staff and family at a packed Paradise Restaurant at LYS’ Community Training Centre.

Welcoming the young people, LYS Instructor Elaine McCarthy congratulated the trainees on graduating from one of the course and their success at the Alliance Bakery Students & Trainees (ABST) Annual Conference in the United Kingdom.

One of the highlights of the trainees time with LYS was their leading role in the Limerick Soviet centenary celebration where they took part in the ‘Continuing in their Refusal’ bakery project with art historian Ann-Marie Ryan.

Speaking to the graduates, LYS’ Elaine McCarthy said ‘you have been a great group and have gone above and beyond in your time with us.’

‘We are so proud to see that many of you have progressed to further education and employment,’ said Elaine adding ‘you are great role models for your peers and future trainees with LYS.’

Elaine also thanked the staff particularly Paul O’Brien, Baking Instructor with LYS and Ann-Marie Ryan for her work with the young people on the Limerick Soviet project.

LYS wishes to echo Elaine’s words and congratulate the LYS Bakery Class of 2019:

Tameka Bell, Amy Benn, Liz Byrne, Jennifer McAllister Paul Roche and Shane Thompson.

(from left) Paul O’Brien, LYS with Shane Thompson & Evelyn O’Keeffe-Sheehan,LCETB

(from left) Paul O’Brien, LYS with Shane Thompson & Evelyn O’Keeffe-Sheehan,LCETB

The above trainees presented with their Certificates from Evelyn O’Keeffe-Sheehan, Limerick Clare Education & Training Board who congratulated the trainees on their success and wished them for the future.

The Diploma in Professional Bakery is a FDQ/QQI Level 4 course that is delivered at LYS’ Community Training Centre, Lr. Glentworth St, Limerick.

As part of the Bakery Diploma the trainees studied a number of modules that included baking, understanding of ingredients, the methodology used to produce bread, pastry and confectionary products in addition to periods of work experience.

LYS’ Community Training Centre is supported by the Limerick & Clare Education & Training Board, Solas and the European Social Fund.

A member of Youth Work Ireland, LYS remains committed to connecting with young people and supporting them to reach their full potential.