Certificates presented to participants of Gas Distribution Supervisors’ course


Standing (L:R) Dr. Mike Murphy, Tony Lynch, John Beirne, Stephen Kelly, Vincent Hennessy, Pat Brooks, Mick Delaney, Jerry Cleary, Cathal Walsh, Philip O'Halloran, Eddie Sweeney, Ian Ahern, Bob Hanna, Ken Breen and Sean Casey

Sitting (L:R)  Donal Bracken, Alan Duke, Joseph Connors, Tony Manning and Mark O'Reilly

09 December 2013: Dublin Institute of Technology certificates were presented at a special event on 20 November at the Bord Gáis Networks Technical Training Centre in Finglas, Dublin.

The recipients, a mix of Bord Gáis Networks and contractor staff, had all successfully completed the Gas Distribution Supervisors’ training course. A total of 17 certificates were presented with four of those receiving certificates from Bord Gáis’ contracting partner BBCLG.

Accredited under the DIT qualifications framework, the course was delivered at the Technical Training Centre in the Networks Services Centre in Finglas.

The certificate level course involved an intensive 10 day programme over a five week period. At the end of the course the trainees completed a formal written exam and practical assessments. The training provides the knowledge and skills to competently supervise all aspects of gas distribution work.


Professor Brian Norton and Sean Casey, Managing Director of Bord Gáis Networks, signing the MoU

Sean Casey, Managing Director of Bord Gáis Networks, commended the way in which everyone at the training had embraced the opportunity for professional development and applied themselves during the course.

He thanked in particular Brian Flynn and Karl Kemple for developing the course and Christina Coburn and Sarah Buckley in achieving the course accreditation. Dr Brian Bowe from DIT was also recognised for the great assistance and guidance he had provided during the accreditation process.

The event was also addressed by Professor Brian Norton, President of DIT, who spoke about continuous learning, linkages with industry and the important place of gas in the energy industry of the future.

The certificates were presented by Dr. Mike Murphy, Director and Dean of the College of Engineering and Built Environment at DIT, and Sean Casey, Managing Director, Networks.

At the event, DIT signed a collaboration agreement with Bord Gáis Networks. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by Sean Casey on behalf of Bord Gáis Networks and by Professor Brian Norton on behalf of DIT.

This MoU sets out the relationship between DIT and Bord Gáis Networks, whereby both organisations agree to collaborate to develop a strategic relationship. Specific areas of activity include training programme development and delivery, research, student placement, civic engagement and the delivery of accredited programmes by Bord Gáis Networks.

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