Exhibitions showcase the work of young artists and apprentices in Cork.

The annual exhibition of work by final year students at Cork's Crawford School of Art is currently taking place at the Crawford Municipal Art Gallery in Emmet Place. Not just an opportunity for the general public to view new artistic works, the paintings, prints and sculpture on display here also form part of the students’ end of year assessments.

The exhibition is also part of the School of Art’s programme to foster future artists and students of art and design. Many of the works on display here will be loaned to primary and secondary schools around Cork city and county, and is, according to the school’s acting principal Jeff Steiner Scott, 

A link between the public and the students.

Other talents are on display at the National Apprentice Competition in Cork RTC (Regional Technical College), which has been held every year since 1956. A high standard of workmanship can be seen by those working on turning, house wiring, industrial wiring and electric arc welding examinations. 

While there is much debate around where newly qualified apprentices will secure employment, those competing here are 

The cream of the apprentices in the country.  

A national team of apprentices from various disciplines are selected at this event to compete abroad, with teams from previous years having brought home the laurels. 

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 19 June 1985. The reporter is Tom MacSweeney.