Success Stories

Well done to Tracey Mannion, whom is currently employed by Centre Parcs, Ballymahon

Well done to Martina Zigova, whom is currently employed by The Slaughter House Discount Shop, Roscommon

Well done to Emma Tierney, whom is currently employed by Tiger Retail Shop, Athlone

Well done to Aoife Whelan whom is currently employed by Kafe U, Athlone

Well done to Laoise Burke, whom is employed by Lowe & Co Coffee House, Athlone

Well done to Sara who is currently employed by DV8 Retail Outlet, Roscommon

Well done to Alex Cleary, whom is employed by DPD, Athlone

Well done to Dean Kelly, whom is employed by Mr Price (Warehouse) Athlone

Well done to Katie Clarke, who is on Link Work with Euro Giant, Athlone

Congratulations to Art Kirby and Megan Forbes, who have progressed to Galway College of FET

Well done to Laura Gaborova who has progressed to FET in Ballidreen Youthreach, Co Galway

Corey Rickard has been one of our learners for 2018 to 2019 and has now moved on to a course in NLN

Well done to Shane Farrell, who has been employed by Carty Meats in Athlone

Well done to Kelly Nugent and Leah Fox who have progressed to Moate Business College to undertake various courses.

Niall Unwin, has progressed to The Springboard Programme and is working with The Sheraton Hotel and has commenced A Certificate in Culinary Skills (Level 6) in The Athlone Institute of Technology. Well done Niall.

Well done to Vanessa Mannion, Denisa Berkiova, Aoife Wheelan and Caitlin O' Neill whom have all progressed to FET in Athlone Training Centre to undertake various courses.

DPD is one of the leading providers of standard and express parcel services in Ireland. Well done to 3 of our past Learners, who are employed by the company. Daniel Malone, Tadhg McGuire and Nathan Nugent.

Well done to Cody Dunne, who progressed onto a Retail Administration Course in Castlerea, Co Roscommon

Killian Berry is now completing a Warehouse Operative Course in Athlone Training Centre, Garrycastle, Athlone

Well done to Aaron Forde who has completed his course in Moate Business College

congratulations to Michaela Cumberland who is currently working in McNeills Supermarket, Roscommon Town

Congratulations to Paul Maloney who is currently on Pre-Construction Course in Banagher FET

Congratulations to Conor Mulvaney who is now doing a Plumbing Apprenticeship

Conngratulations to Noel Nugent, who is now working for KCI Manfacturing, IDA Park, Athlone

Congratulations to Shannon Bracken, Caroline Mooney, Megan Burke, Bianca Stephens and Kathlyn Tierney, who are after successfully completing their QQI Level 5 Hairdressing in Athlone Training Centre, Garrycastle. These 5 young ladies had progressed from here after successfully completing their VTCT Level 2 (equivalent to QQI Level 4) last August. We are so proud of all of your achievements.
Well Done ladies!

MJ Kehoe

Well done to MJ, who is currently undertaking the Level 6 IT Specialist course

Eugene Maguire

Eugene successfully completed his barbering course and has just opened his own barbering shop in Lanesboro, Co. Roscommon.

 Tiernan O'Connell

Tiernan completed The Catering and Hospitality Course (2016 - 2017)  and has now been accepted as a trainee chef in The Sheraton Hotel, Athlone.

Aleksandra Galka, Sinead Byrne, Tara Mooney and Megan Burke

These 4 young ladies have spent the past two years (2015 - 2017) with us and all have successfully completed their courses.  They are leaving us now to commence various courses in Moate Business College at Level 5.

Brandon Ryan

Brandon has spent the last year (2016 - 2017) with us here in the Centre and has successfully completed his course.  He is off to pursue his dreams in The Liberties Drama School in Dublin.

Tara Dully, Jadye Cooney and Ruby Clinton

These three  young ladies were in the centre from 2016 to 2017 and successfully completed their Hair and Beauty Course.  They  have been accepted on the Hairdressing Level 5 Course in Athlone Training centre.

Megan Mc Monagle

Megan spent a year (2016 - 2017) here in the Centre with us and Successfully completed her Hair and Beauty Course.  She is now progressing to Vanity X College in Dublin to peruse her training in make-up artistry.


“It gave me the self-confidence to follow my dreams.  If it were not for the centre I would be where I am today.  After completing my Level 3 and Level 4 in Athlone CTC,  I was accepted to Moate Business College where I successfully completed the Level 5 Social Studies course.  I am now working full time for SONAS Nursing Home as a HealthCare Assistant in Athlone.  I am very happy in my life and I give special thanks to the centre for that”.


“I enjoyed the two years I was in the centre. The staff were very helpful and kind. The time in the centre gave me confidence and maturity to realise that working is such an important part of life.  I now work for Eddie Rockets and am very happy with how life has turned out for me”.


“My time at Athlone CTC has got me where I am today. I couldn’t have done it without the brilliant staff and my instructor, Marilyn.  I am now a fulltime hairdresser at Custom Cuts in Athlone”.


“The centre gave me a second chance and developed my passion for hairdressing.  I now own my hair salon in Athlone”