atest press release from Simon Harris TD, issued on Wednesday, May 11th 2022…
Wicklow Fine Gael Minister Simon Harris TD along with Tanaiste and Enterprise Minister Leo Varadkar TD met Kilcoole students and their guests from Estonia and Slovenia participating in the Enterprise Erasmus+ Programme.
Minister Harris said: “I want to thank Principal Oliver Stack and teachers Laura O’Driscoll and Leanne Coleman for their invitation to Colaiste Chroabh Abhann. I also want to welcome the students from Estonia and Slovenia who have come to Kilcoole.
Colaiste Chroabh Abhann have developed with local businesses a programme at promoting sustainability and enterprise. The students have been innovative and their project shows the potential for collaboration between enterprise and education providers”.
Minister Harris continued: “In my own role as Minister for Further and Higher Education I have sought to build on the strength of collaboration between local enterprise and education providers in Wicklow and I have met with CCA Leaving Cert students previously to outline to them the changes afoot to provide new pathways for school leavers to 3rd level and the career of their choice”.
Minister Harris was also joined by Tanaiste Leo Varadkar who discussed the importance of the European Union and how the Erasmus+ programme demonstrates the benefit of Ireland’s decision to join the European Union 50 years ago this week.
Minister Harris also went on a tour with Principal Oliver Stack of CCA’s new temporary additional classrooms and received an update on the expansion of the school.
And following their every move was the Guide’s #1 roving photographer, John McGowan, busily snapping away when not catching up with his granddaughter, Lucy.
Minister Harris concluded: “Colaiste Chroabh Abhann has an excellent leadership team who have stepped up to meet the area’s rapidly expanding school needs. The school is to increase its enrolment to 1,000 students over the coming years and it is important that the school’s permanent extension proceeds as rapidly as possible.
“I continue to work with and support the school to secure the delivery of its permanent extension and the CCA community can be assured this continues to be a top priority for me.”