Prestigious National Training Award For St. Cronan’s
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Cheers of jubilation rang out recently in St. Cronan’s, Roscrea with news that the centre had just received a national award for its training service. This award, which had an additional commodation, recognises St. Cronan’s achievement in reaching the high quality training standards set by the National Accrediation Committee.
The National Accrediation Committee, comprising of Cert, Fas and the Dept of Health, is charged with the responsibility of ensuring that the provision of state funded training services reach nationally agreed standards in the quality and delivery of their sevice provision.
At the recent award cermony in Dublin the chairman of the National Accrediation Committee Dr. Arthur O' Reilly congratulated the award recipients and spoke enthustacially of the great progess made by organisations such as St. Cronan's in raising the standards of training services for people with special needs.
Mrs Patricia Curtin (Assistant CEO, FAS), Dr. Authur O'Reilly (Chairman National Accreditation Committee), Mrs Mary Smith (Chairperson, Board Of Directors, St Cronan's), Mrs Patsy King (General Manager, St. Cronan's) Mr. Michael Keane (Training Co-ordinator, St Cronan's). Mr. Frank Treacy (Director Of Disabilities, Dept Of Health),
Other guest speakers on the day included Ms. Patricia Curtin, Assistant CEO, FAS and Mr. Frank Treacy, Director of the Disability at the Department of Health. Both speakers detailed progress to date on the national monitoring standards and summarised with some developments to come.
Speaking after the award cermony a delighted Ms. Patsy King, General Manager of St. Cronan's praised the trainees and staff for their huge efforts in achieving this prestigous accolade.
Mr. Michael Keane, Training Coordinator at St. Cronan's added to the congratulations. We are trilled to receive this honour for all our many years our hard work, St. Cronan's has now formally received recognition as one of the leading training service providers for special needs in the country Michael said.
Mrs Mary Smith (Chairperson, Board Of Directors, St Cronan's), expressed her delight to the Tipperary Star this week with St Cronan's continued success. Mary said the award demonstrated once again the high standards incorporated by the Centre and she congratulated all the clients, management and staff who work together so productively on a daily basis to make St Cronan's Centre the overwhelming success it is today.
Congratulations and continued success to all at St. Cronan's.