4 October 2017
By Bryan Smyth
Bank of Ireland are to use their stylish ‘Workbench’ area at the rear of their Patrick Street branch to display woodwork by students from Mayfield Community Training. The launch of the exhibition will take place today and the work will be exhibited for a month.
Mayfield CTC provides a learner-centered approach to early school. Trainees at the Centre have created bespoke woodcrafts as part of their course, which offers a large variety of classes for learners. The exhibition in the Bank of Ireland Workbench aims to promote the work Mayfield Training Centre is doing through its teachers and students.
Lia Boyland, Workbench & Events Manager, Bank of Ireland Patrick St. Cork says, “We’re delighted to exhibit the work of students at Mayfield CTC at our Workbench, which aims to offer space to people in the community to come in and work. The space is free and open to everyone and other organisations like Mayfield CTC can also hold events and exhibitions here. We want to give the community a platform to express who they are and what they do right in the heart of Cork City.”
Maria Lago O’ Sullivan, General Manager at Mayfield Community Training Centre said, “The key element for the success of Mayfield Community Training Centre has been putting the learner at the core of everything that we do. For many young people, when they first came through our doors they had reached a point where life’s possibilities had seemed limited and some had come to feel excluded from areas of life that give us all a sense of meaning and belonging, both in our communities and in the workplace. As such, it’s great to be able to showcase their great work at the Bank of Ireland Workbench for the month of October.”