Shining a Light on FET

Shining a Light on FET

In October we officially kicked off the #ThisIsFET campaign, shining a light on the opportunities in the Further Education and Training Authority.

The #ThisIsFET campaign has been highlighting stories of learners, graduates and employers about the positive impact FET has had on their careers and businesses. To kick off the campaign, some of the people at the heart of these stories have been projected onto Barnado’s Square, Dame Street, Dublin; Cork College of Commerce; and The Rock of Cashel, Tipperary.

It caught some be surprise, seeing a 30-foot-tall version of themselves on iconic Irish buildings. As well as the projections, we had Kate Stitt scaling the face of Dublin’s Liberty Hall, all the while creating beautiful costumes for stage and screen!

An example of some of the success stories featured on are:

  • Kate Stitt, who was working in retail when she was inspired by an episode of ‘Nationwide’ on costume design, to enroll at Inchicore College of Further Education and has just graduated top of her class;
  • Danay Berhane, who has always wanted to be a chef. Following a ‘Professional Cookery’ course in Cork College of Commerce, he graduated from CIT and was crowned the 2019 Dairy Chef of the Year competition in Paris, and now works in Adare Manor’s Michelin starred restaurant, The Oak Room; and
  • Former event manager Laura Mulkeen, who always had a passion for craft-focused work. She completed welding courses in Donegal ETB and now works as a coded pipe welder in Irelands biggest building site at TUD.

The Further Education and Training sector opens doors and provides opportunities across an endless range of disciplines and careers. This campaign is profiling a tiny number of the students and graduates making a success of their qualifications. Keep an eye on here and our social channels to discover more stories from #ThisIsFET and to find out how you might create your future with a course.