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O'Neill congratulates CAFRE on inspection report

1 August, 2011 - by Michelle O'Neill

Agriculture Minister Michelle O’Neill MLA has welcomed the ‘very good’ grade awarded to the College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) in a recent Education and Training Inspectorate (ETI) report.

The recently published report follows an inspection of food and agriculture industry training courses at CAFRE campuses earlier this year which found the quality of education and training provided by the College to be ‘very good’.

Commenting about the report the Minister said: "This report offers another vote of confidence both in the high standard of education provided across all three CAFRE campuses, and the local agri-food sector as a whole. Access to good quality education and training, to meet the needs of business and employers is vital to the success of our agri-food and rural economy.

"Our agri-food industry is very well respected around the world and this report will help build its reputation further as our agri-food sector continues to be the success story as we emerge from the economic downturn."

In conclusion, the Minister said: "The Education and Training Inspectorate’s recent report on my Department’s Industry Training provision at CAFRE reflects the quality of education which we provide across the College. I wish to thank the Inspectorate for all their work and commend CAFRE staff and students for the high standards achieved across the three campuses."

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