Anna commenced her position as Manager in January 2010. Anna holds a Master’s of Art Degree in Sociology from the University of Silesia, Poland as well as a Master’s of Science Degree in E-Business from the Christian-Albrechts Universität zu Kiel, Germany. Anna’s position as Manager affords her tremendous professional and personal satisfaction in particular when learners in the centre learn, develop and progress into employment, training or further education. She believes how a society treats its most vulnerable members is a reflection upon the society itself and therefore, the onus is on professionals who work with young people to make our community a fairer and more equal environment for our young people to flourish.
Ciara Fahey was the first member of the BCTC team and began working with the organisation as the Higher Clerical Officer in December 2009. Ciara has over 15 years’ experience working in administration, accounts and payroll. Ciara enjoys every day she spends working with the young people of Blanchardstown and gets great personal and professional satisfaction from her position.
Gemma Cassidy commenced her position as Information Technology/Office Skills Instructor in May 2010. Gemma holds an Honours Degree in Education and Training with Dublin City University, Joint Examining Board Teaching Diploma in Information Technology, City and Guilds Quality Inspectors Award and various qualifications in the subject of I.T. Gemma has a number of years’ experience teaching this subject to a variety of learners.
Simon McCabe began as Sports Instructor in May 2012. Simon has an Honours Degree in PE/Sports and Exercise Science and Communication Studies from the University of Chester, England. Simon has spent the last four years working with a diverse range of learners in schools and training courses. Simon is keen to promote fitness and healthy lifestyles for all.
Niamh Morgan commenced her position as Catering Instructor in August 2011. Niamh holds a Master’s of Science Degree in Tourism Management from Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) Cathal Brugha Street and a Degree in Business, Hotel and Catering Management achieved in Galway/Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT). Additionally Niamh has a Train the Trainer qualification and brings with her a number of years’ experience working in the tourism and hospitality industry.
Killian began as Digital Media Instructor in October 2011. Killian has an Honours Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Trinity College Dublin as well as a first class Honours Masters in Digital Media from the Institute of Art and Design, Dun Laoghaire. He brings a wide range of experience with him to the centre, including graphic arts, independent publishing, DJing, record label management, blogging and event production. Killian is also a recognised Apple Teacher and Adobe Youth Voices Creative Educator.
Erin commenced her position as Literacy and Numeracy Tutor in April 2015. Erin holds a first class Honours Degree in Education and Training with Dublin City University and is also TEFL (Teach English as a Foreign Language) qualified. Erin teaches Communication Skills and Maths and has experience working with diverse and mixed ability classrooms. Erin is very passionate about the academic progression of her learners.
Gavin Lowndes (12 Months Temporary Cover)
Gavin is the new Digital Media Instructor. Gavin has a B.Eng. in Audio Visual Media Technology and a B.Sc. in Creative Media Technologies from Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology. He has a numerous amount of experience working with young people through volunteering and mentoring in a Computer Clubhouse and Youth Café with Foróige. Gavin is determined to improve the learners technological skills and to help them with their goals in life.