It was a very special week for education in the Kingdom of Fife recently as Fife College celebrated student achievement by holding a range of Graduation ceremonies across central Fife.
The beautiful and historic Dunfermline Abbey was the setting on Tuesday 30 September for over 100 graduates who celebrated their achievement while Kirkcaldy’s impressive St Bryce Kirk saw a further 400 graduands cross the stage on Thursday 2 and Friday 3 October to collect their certificates.
Five ceremonies in total were held this year, which is the first year to see Fife College students graduate from their courses after merger between the former Adam Smith and Carnegie Colleges plus course areas from the Elmwood Campus of SRUC (Scotland’s Rural College) in August 2013.
Speakers from the worlds of Local Government, Health, Hospitality and Business were invited to speak at the events, congratulate the graduates and provide them with words of inspiration as they move to further study or employment.
Fife College was delighted to welcome David Cochrane, Chief Executive from HIT Scotland to its Friday afternoon ceremony. David is an energetic and inspirational member of the UK hospitality industry. His enthusiasm has delivered travel and tourism to thousands through exciting Scottish events, exceptional hospitality support, and unrivalled growth in Scottish careers within hospitality.
David joined HIT Scotland in 2005 to drive the day-to-day management of the Scottish charity and oversees events and the distribution of funds. Students who were graduating in Professional Cookery, Hospitality, Hospitality Management, Events Management and Travel and Tourism were particularly interested in hearing about David’s background and his words of inspiration for them as they move forward to work in the industry.
All of the students, family, friends and College staff and guests attending the event were inspired by David’s positive words and encouragement for the future.