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Youth2Work Champion

Bernard Dunne, a Dublin man, is a former WBA Super Bantamweight World Champion. Having pursued his boxing career for many years he transformed himself to now be a successful TV Broadcaster and Author.

Last year Bernard became the Youth2Work Ambassador and undertook the challenge of doing the Youth2Work mobility course. Attending classed for eight weeks he re-skilled and has now gone from hardly knowing how to use his phone to now having his phone and surface linked, accessing documents while on the go and using the technology in his professional life with the Dublin football team and when he gives presentations.

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From Left to right: Peter Davitt CEO FIT Ltd, Cathriona Hallahan Head of Microsoft Ireland, Taoiseach Enda Kenny and former WBA Super Bantamweight World Champion Bernard Dunne at the launch of the Youth2Work event (Feb 2013)

While he is unlikely to move into the IT industry on a full time basis Bernard values having IT skills as they can be applied across his broadcasting, writing and social media activities.

In year two as the Youth2Work Ambassador Bernard is now going to be a key speaker at the planned Youth2Work Roadshow events around the country. Bernard will attend the events and speak to youth about his transformation story and hopefully inspire many to sign up to a Youth2Work course.

To apply for a Youth2Work course and find out more details emailyouth2work@fit.ie or call or call FIT on 1800 815 715.