Medals for small business graduates –

Catrina P. Smith

Graduates from Wexford Campus’s Aquabusiness training course have received their diplomas adhering to a yr which compelled them to adapt to a new design and style of studying.

he only academic study course of its kind in the nation, the HDip in Aquabusiness was introduced in 2018 and is exclusively customized for the following technology of seafood producers, administrators and business owners.

The course has been well-liked with students from the starting and Seamus O’Flaherty, who gained this year’s Brendan O’Kelly Memorial Medal as the to start with in class, explained, ‘It has a great mix of standard business enterprise principles and understanding, coupled with maritime certain scenario experiments. It’s a wonderful phase-up for somebody functioning in a maritime company.’

Seamus is the son of Jim and Valery O’Flaherty of Saltees Fish in Kilmore Quay. He graduated as a mechanical engineer in 2008 from Cork IT, then expended 10 years performing as an engineering marketing consultant and job supervisor throughout a vary in industries in Australia.

He returned to Ireland two decades ago with his spouse Mel and youngsters to function in the loved ones business enterprise, functioning a fishing fleet and fish product sales and logistics organization.

The recipient of this year’s Joey Murrin Memorial Medal is Brenda O’Riordan, who operates with inshore fisheries advancement in Cork with Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM).

BIM has been steadfast in its assistance for the study course backed by a Memorandum of Knowledge with the Institute and IFA Aquaculture has been a powerful supporter from the begin.

The class also been given the endorsement of the South and East Fish Producers Organisation and the South and West Fish Producers Organisation and the Girls in Fisheries Network in 2018.

This year’s course bought underway in late September and the two modules Advertising and marketing and Enterprise Atmosphere (economics) were concluded in 2020.

Nonetheless, interested candidates can signal up for a person or far more of the remaining 3 modules which will operate in remainder of this educational year. The Legislation module is scheduled to start in mid-January Strategic and Innovation Management at the end of February and Financial Administration and Setting up in mid-April. The rate is €450 for every module. 5 modules and the challenge/placement taken in excess of a single or far more educational a long time will direct to the award of the Greater Diploma.

There is a potent Kilmore relationship to the training course as the unique concept came from Tomhaggard-native John Doyle, who is now farming in North Wexford. John was also instrumental in having the new honours degree course in Sustainable Farm Management and Agribusiness off the ground at Wexford Campus.

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