Archive for December, 2015



18
Dec

Limerick ETB and SFW meet the Force!

Minister Jan O’Sullivan with Members of the Defence Forces and LCETB staff.

Minister Jan O’Sullivan with Members of the Defence Forces and LCETB staff.

A presentation of certificates by the Minister for Education and Skills Ms. Jan O’Sullivan to members of the Defence Force who had completed their Skills for Work Career Preparation Course took place in Sarsfield Barracks, Limerick.  The course was delivered by the Limerick Clare ETB (LCETB) Adult Education Services and is one of many courses delivered as part of the ETBs workplace education strategy.

 The Career Preparation Course funded through the Skills for Work Programme is aimed at workers who will be leaving the work force in the near future. The course content was adapted specifically to meet the needs of the Defence Forces returning to civilian life and seeking alternative employment options.  The Minister spoke highly of the SFW Programme and how beneficial it was to the Defence Forces participants and noted that on completing the SFW course participant had expressed interested in continuing with their educational journey.

Mr. George O’Callaghan Chief Executive, LCETB  speaking at the presentation congratulated all involved  in the organising and delivery of the course, with special thanks to  the  SFW Regional Co-ordinator, Adult Literacy Organisor, tutors, (LCETB),  Lieutenant Colonel Rory Sheerin and PSS Corporal  Michael O’Connor (Defence Forces).

11
Dec

Self Help with SunLife

Skills for Work participants from WWETB on  recent visit to Sunlife

Skills for Work participants from WWETB on recent visit to Sunlife

The Skills for Work participants (WWETB) were delighted to be invited to SunLife to review their help desk operations. This visit was to demonstration the importance of IT skills and communication skills and how such skills work towards enhancing job prospects and promotion with the company.

The visit to SunLife provided real life application of theory and practice to SFW participants by having the opportunity to meet with staff and provided greater understanding of how the “other side work”.  It also gives the learners a chance to evaluate their current circumstances and aspire to greater achievements

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