Templemichael College, Longford is celebrating, having been named as one of just three finalists worldwide in the BABTAC and CIBTAC 2014 awards.
The BABTAC (British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology) and CIBTAC (Confederation of International Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology) awards are world-renowned, and recognise excellence in the field of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology.
Templemichael College (offering the course ‘Beauty and Body Therapy’) has been nominated for the CIBTAC Centre of the Year along with Bali BISA and the Beauty Expert International College.
What’s more, course coordinator and tutor, Jil Kelly Greene has also been named as a finalist for the CIBTAC Tutor of the Year award.
Speaking to the Leader, Jil, herself a graduate of the course, said, “I’m delighted, it’s brilliant!”
“I got notification from CIBTAC in late November to say that I had been nominated and the centre had been nominated,” Jil explained. Last week, she received an email to say that both herself and the school had made it through to the finals.
“It’s fantastic recognition for Templemichael,” Jil added.
An examiner from CIBTAC comes over each year to carry out the class’ examinations.
It was the examiner that visited last summer who nominated the school for the prestigious award.
Having been part of one of the first groups to undertake the course in Beauty and Body Therapy, Jil has seen it evolve over the last number of years. “It’s gone from strength to strength”, she continued. “We’re building the course every year and like that, a lot of changes for the better are coming next year.”
Principal of Templemichael College, Sorcha Nic Dhonnacha, says, “This prestigious nomination is a great honour and shows that a course in Longford can be one of the best in the world.
“The hard work has paid off and it is brilliant that these standards are recognised by an International Confederation of beauty therapy.”
Chairperson of Templemichael College’s Board of management, Cllr Peggy Nolan, welcomed the news and congratulated all the team at the school for their hard work and dedication.
“What they’re delivering in Templemichael is an international course,” Cllr Nolan explained, adding that it’s a credit to both Jil and all involved with the course.
The BABTAC and CIBTAC 2014 awards will take place on Sunday, June 1 at beautiful Wroxall Abbey, Warwickshire and there is no doubt that finalists are looking forward to the 1920’s themed event, which will continue for the day.
For more information on the awards, visit the BABTAC website at www.babtac.com/