CAFRE and ITBA maintain links online
CAFRE, Enniskillen Campus, held its annual careers day on Wednesday, January 27th and the college was delighted to have the support of so many leading lights within the industry.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, this was CAFRE’s first virtual Careers Day.
The ITBA again supported the event. CAFRE and the ITBA’s relationship, spanning well over a decade, has provided students with many opportunities to attend ITBA seminars, get involved through the ITBA’s Next Generation programme, and mix with industry personnel and make valuable contacts.
On Careers Day, CAFRE was delighted to have Dr Dean Harron (ITBA, Northern Region) speak with students in the Equine Careers Talk section about the ITBA’s diverse areas of involvement within the equine industry and about the endless career possibilities the industry holds for them.
Amy Rowlands of Coleraine, Derry, is the worthy recipient of the 2021 ITBA bursary. Amy is a final year City & Guild’s Level 3 student and she hopes to progress onto the honours degree programme at CAFRE in September.
“Winning the ITBA bursary has been one of the highlights for me during my time at CAFRE,” said Amy.
“It provides me with support to continue my studies and I look forward to getting out to work in the industry once my degree is complete.”
Many CAFRE graduates have gone on to become involved with the ITBA in many different guises, including as participants on the ITBA Apprentice Scheme and aiding in the running of events.