Workplace Education Courses On Offer at the National Ploughing Championships 2016

September Tuesday 20th Wednesday 21st Thursday 23rd

Ploughing Championships

Preparations are underway again this year as the Skills for Work Co-ordinators look forward to participating in the 2016 National Ploughing Championships in Screggan, Tullamore, Co Offlay.  Come visit Skill for Work at the Duhallow Education and Business Exhibition Centre and talk to our Co-ordinators about the extensive range of educational courses available across the nation.Ploughing 2016

You’ll find Skills for Work in –


Block 3

Row 30

Stand No. 742

Looking forward to your visit!


For more information log on to www.skillsforwork.ie or call 014529600



Food and Drink Business Conference & Exhibition

Food, Retail & Hospitality Expo

Skills for Work have been invited to the Food, Retail and Hospitality Expo  which is being held on the 14th of September at City West, Dublin. Skills for Work will also be speaking at the event which expects around 2000 people to attend on the day.

Entry is free so do come alone and visit the Skills for Work Stand and find out about the wide range of workplace educational courses available to employees around the country .





Stand No. F11


July 20th – 24th   RDS. Dublin.

Looking for information on educational course available to business across the country?

Then visit Skills for Work in the Main Hall, Stand F11 where our staff will be only too happy to tell you about the wide range of courses on offer in your local area.

 More information on www.skillsforwork.ie or contact info@skillsforwork.ie



Skills for Work Career Preparation Course for Defense Forces

Skills for Work Career Preparation Course for Defence Forces (Dublin ETB)

Just a few words to thank Joan Devlin SFW Co-ordinator Dublin Region and Tricia (CDETB) for an excellent Skills For Work programme which was delivered recently to members of the Defence Forces. The feedback from the participants has been wholly positive. The programme was delivered in a very professional manner and the participants praised the depth of knowledge displayed by the presenter. In all the programme comes very highly recommended by the participants and they all felt it will improve their chances of obtaining work in the future. Thank you very much for all your time and energy in facilitating Defence Forces personnel to have the opportunity to participate in this programme.


Ciaran Allen



Defence Forces Kilkenny June 2016

South East Region SFW Career Preparation Course (Kilkenny Carlow ETB)

Dear Deirdre,

Further to our phone conversation I would like to firstly say that the Skills at Work Programme has been an outstanding success, the feedback from the student has been so positive , I have seldom seen or heard such enthusiasm  about a course before . I feel that that it paramount that such courses continue as the benefit to members of the Defence Forces. It has greatly empower students and given them a new sense of confidence about their future , I would like to take this opportunity to thanks you for your help and support and on my own behalf and all the students to praise the facilitators of the course they were outstanding .

Best Regards

Des Macauley


Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) and Allied Irish Banks (AIB) Student of the Year Awards

SfW Tutor John Quirke receiving his Student of the Year  Award

SfW Tutor John Quirke receiving his Student of the Year Award

 Skills for Work Tutor Wins Student of the Year Award!

John Quirke, a tutor with Cork ETB who delivers a number of SFW courses has been awarded Student of the Year at the recent Award Ceremony hosted by WIT and sponsored by AIB.

John is one of many ETB tutors who have participated in the WIT course which was developed specifically for teaching staff in the Adult Education Service (AES).

The purpose of the WIT/ AIB award is to identify outstanding students who have excelled academically and or actively involved themselves in the life of their particular AES in a manner beneficial to both their course and the department in which they work.

 The subject area that John is studying is the “School of Lifelong Learning and Education BA (Hons) in Teaching in Further and Adult Education”.


Skills For Work Participant’s Testimonial (DDLETB)

 “I am in my job 20 years and have not been in school in a long time. This course has given me the confidence to talk, get involved with people. It has taught me so much about who I am and what I am able to do. Thank you so much for helping me to find myself and believe I can do so much more in my education. There is no stopping me now, thanks to you

Female (45) Warehouse Operative, Manufacturing Sector


Another Satisfied Skills for Work Customer!

Staff from Tara Winthrop after completing their SFW course with DDLETB

Staff from Tara Winthrop after completing their SFW course with DDLETB

Tara Winthrop Private Clinic found the Skills for Work course of enormous benefit to our employees allowing them to feel comfortable to communicate with others in a friendly, professional manner with confidence.

The classes were in a structured format allowing staff to have continuity and commitment.

Nuala Nedjati (SFW Co-Ordinator) we always found very professional and helpful in all aspects of organising the course.  Nuala’s interpersonal skills are of the highest order which she uses in a discernible manner.  She always delivered and ensured governance in regard to confidentiality of staff’s personal data. 

The ETB tutor was always punctual, co-operative and assisted staff in their abilities to communicate in their roles of employment.  The tutor was always prepared for her classes, she displayed an ability to actively listen and communicate effectively so staff have a desire to learn.

We would have no hesitation in supporting these courses to other companies.

Kind regards,

Irene Hesse

Tara Winthrop Private Clinic,

Nevinstown Lane,


Tara Winthrop Private Clinic






In–service Training for the Skills for Work Tutors

ETB Tutors  SFW SE Region

To support the growing demand for Skills for Work courses by the Farming Community, ETBs and SFW provided in service training to tutors on the “On-Line Farm Registration Course”.  The training provided to tutors makes it possible to increase the number the programme can deliver to farmers across the country.

The course is designed by the Department of Food, Marine & Fisheries (DFMF) to support farmers in completing and submitting documentation on line as requested by the satiety bodies and the EU.

For more information on the “On-Line Farm Registration Course” –

 email  info@skillsforwork.ie  


SFW Career Preparation Course

SFW participants from the Air Corps and DDLETB  AES staff

SFW participants from the Air Corps and DDLETB AES staff

A sunny day in Lucan with members of the Air Corps on a four-day Skills For Work programme. The group took part in the Career Preparation – Transition to Civilian Employment course in Autumn. This course was adapted specifically for members of the Defence Forces planning to return to civilian life and embark on a change of career and employment. Over the four days, the group worked intensively on CV building, career options, job search methods, and interview skills and practise. We wish all the participants the very best with their plans.
The course was delivered by the Dublin and Dun Laoghaire Education and Training Board’s Adult Education Service as part of its Workplace Education strategy.

Participants are photographed outside Lucan Institute of Further Education (LIFE Centre) in Lucan along with members of the Air Corps and staff of DDLETB.


Home Instead Testimonial


Just a note on the Skills For Work programmes with Home Instead Senior Care. 

We had a carers meeting earlier in the week and the feedback was wonderful. The programmes have been a great success and so well received by our staff, especially those who had been out of formal education for years. In particular, the staff commented on the individual attention they received in the classes and the excellence and patience of the tutors in addressing their identified needs around literacy and IT up skilling.  Any apprehension about moving towards achieving the Level 5 Health Care Skills Award has been removed.  This success is in no small part due to personal commitment and effort by the SFW co-ordinator and DDLETB AES (Dundrum) while conducting the one to one meetings at our various sites.  The assessment tool allowed for balanced class levels and the flexibility in delivery addressed the variety of needs identified during the assessment process.

As an organisation we are happy that key areas for staff development were addressed and Home Instead Senior Care will not lose valuable employees.  Thanks again SFW for working closely with our management team on the Skills For Work programmes and I look forward to working with you on further staff development opportunities.

Kindest regards


Bernadette Ruddock

Community Education & Business Development


Home Instead Senior Care®  


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