A FORMER Ennis resident is making a giant impression on the Tattoo Artwork Conference circuit after organising his personal enterprise in Pretoria, South Africa.
Siegfried Avenstrup, higher referred to as Ziggy, initially got here to Ennis as a younger grownup and retuned to South Africa in 2014 after finding out on the Group Coaching Centre on the Clare Youth Service. His dad and mom Siegfried and Nastaja stay in Sixmilebridge.
Having developed and honed his creative abilities at CYS, Ziggy went to additional specialist coaching in tattoo artistry,
“I used to be initially taught by my grandfather and father and was later impressed by the artwork instructor on the CYS Group Coaching Centre. I beloved the fervour he had for artwork and our discussions about tattoo artwork opened my thoughts to the alternatives. I’ve grown as an artist since then by working arduous and growing my talent degree.”
Ziggy now runs his personal profitable tattoo studio within the Doornpoort space of Pretoria and is thought for his progressive and inventive designs. His status is growing by way of the competitors circuit and he takes nice satisfaction within the growth of his work up to now,
“My goal in life is to have my very own enterprise that’s recognized worldwide, by way of competitors and Tattoo artwork conventions, and to have the ability to assist others obtain the identical alternatives.”
His profession journey has had many challenges and he’s grateful to those that helped him alongside his chosen path.
“Being a pupil at Clare Youth Service taught me quite a bit about duty. I used to be going through a number of private points and had many ups and downs throughout that point.
“The good tutors on the Centre helped me to observe my goals and never to surrender.
Folks believed in me and inspired me.
“My journey nonetheless had its ups and downs, however right this moment I’m a profitable businessman and might really say 100% that the assistance from the tutors on the Group Coaching Centre helped me to attain my targets.”
Just lately married to Verna, who he describes as “a implausible lady that retains me in line!”, Ziggy stays involved with a number of former classmates in Ennis and is wanting ahead to his subsequent go to,
“I preserve involved with Stephen Garvey and Phil Ryan who had been each classmates but in addition finest buddies. I additionally preserve involved with Wolf Lorien and Toni Knowles, two of the numerous tutors who helped me throughout my time on the CYS Group Coaching Centre.
“I’m actually wanting ahead to revisiting Clare later within the 12 months if the Covid restrictions have eased by then.”
The Group Coaching Centre at Clare Youth Centre is at the moment enrolling new members for the approaching autumn. If you’re between 16 and 21 years and curious about reaching certification in a supported atmosphere, contact Edel McDonough, CTC Supervisor at 065 6845359 for additional data.
One course that’s proving very related to the trendy office is the award in Inventive Media Expertise Course. This Stage 4 Programme was launched in 2019 and it teaches the applied sciences and processes of the trendy office, making certain that Learners turn into proficient in trendy digital applied sciences.
On this approach, the programme addresses key facets of the digital divide. While the EU’s Digital Financial system and Society Index (DESI) recorded that many sections of the Irish inhabitants do not need the talents wanted for the trendy office, that is actually not the case with those that attend this course. Ziggy can be visiting the Group Coaching Undertaking later within the 12 months and he’s encouraging all younger folks to contemplate taking on one among its programs.