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Dublin Airport Authority wins overall IITD National Training Award - Presented by Minister of State for Training and Skills, Ciarán Cannon TD

Dublin Airport Authority has won the overall award at the 2014 IITD National Training Awards (Irish Institute of Training & Development) presented by Minister of State for Training and Skills, Ciarán Cannon TD, at Killashee House Hotel on Friday 7th March.

The judges chose this organisation “for strong, site-wide learning opportunities and maintaining a consistently high standard in training and people development.”

Speaking at the awards dinner, Minister of State for Training and Skills, Ciarán Cannon TD, said: “Quality, innovation and excellence in people development empowers individuals and organisations, gives opportunity and builds a talented workforce that can compete globally. When we ask those that choose to locate in Ireland why they come here, they consistently say it’s because of our exceptional and talented people ... I congratulate you, recognise your achievement and wish you continued success.”

DAA won the Large Enterprises Customer Services category and won the top award from among the other category winners, including: State Street, KPMG, Age Action Ireland, Dulux, Grafton, Teagasc and Lake Region Medical. An Excellence in Coaching Award was won by cross-border group CAWT (Co-operation and Work Together) while the Individual Recognition for Learning Award went to Ciaran Connolly, an employee of Abbott at Cootehill.

James O’Neill, President of the Irish Institute of Training & Development updated 300+ guests on new services and resources for members of the Institute and said: “you are leading the way in training and people development; together we are getting Ireland moving again.”

Now in their 16th year, the IITD National Training Awards are established as the premier award in Ireland for training and people development. Awards entries are judged on criteria including the level of resources and investment relative to the size of the organisation; innovation in the delivery of T&D; evidence of the sustainability of learning initiatives, programme design and evaluation of outcomes from T&D activity.

The Pearse Walsh award for Innovation in the Transfer of Learning was also presented on the night to Calor by Harvest Resources, event sponsors.