High-Tech Facilities Launched at LCFE
Monday 17th October marked another milestone in Limerick College of Further Education’s history with the launch of new high-tech facilities in broadcast media and a multimedia iMac Lab. These new facilities are the culmination of significant planning and substantial investment by College management to enhance existing media and multimedia facilities at LCFE.
Pictured: Joe Nash, CEO, Limerick's Live95FM, addressing invited guests
Learners from many disciplines will enjoy state-of-the art facilities which will radically enhance their learning experience and expand their skills set for the working environment. The Broadcast Studio will enable learners to utilise the very latest radio automation software used by the radio broadcasting industry. LCFE will also launch a campus radio station in November. The online station, branded ‘iMix’, will stream 24 hours a day on the web and will have its own iPhone App. Apple Macs are used extensively in the digital and multimedia industries. The College’s new iMac Lab will expose learners to the latest technology and software available. Industry experts say that colleges utilising Mac facilities have the edge when it comes to training learners in order to meet workplace demands. It also gives teachers an insight into how this technology can effectively be used in the classroom as it provides relevant industry-focused teaching and learning.
Pictured: Advanced Media Production learners explain how the broadcast studio works to HR Officer, CLVEC, John O'Connor
Pictured: LCFE staff and invited guests check out the new facilities in the iMac Lab
Joe Nash, Chief Executive of Limerick’s Live95FM, formally launched the new facilities on Monday last. The event was attended by officers and committee members from City of Limerick VEC as well as invited guests from the media, education and computer industries. Speaking at Monday’s launch, College Director, Pat Maunsell, paid tribute to those involved in planning the new facilities: “We are very proud with what we have achieved in the College since we began delivering Further Education programmes here. Our achievements are in no small part due to the hard work and dedication of an excellent staff, both past and present.”
Pictured left to right, following the launch: Joe Nash, CEO, Limerick's Live95FM, Pat Maunsell, Director, LCFE, Hanora Hartnett, Deputy Director, LCFE, Eileen O'Callaghan, Deputy Director, LCFE and Gerard Allen, Director, Stream Solutions, Cork.
Limerick College of Further Education (LCFE) has an enrolment of almost 1,200 full-time learners this year and some 2,500 part-time learners. This represents a very significant vote of confidence by the Limerick public in the College’s reputation. LCFE continues to serve the people of the region with relevant courses and fit-for-purpose facilities. Despite the current economic climate and the difficulties faced in the local economy over the last three years, LCFE is confident about the future of Further Education and the role it can play in job creation and progression to higher education.
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