Archive for February, 2016



26
Feb

At the AONTAS Star Awards 2016!

Joan Devlin, Margare McGrath, Margot Wash, Marian Lynch and Tony Hopkins (DAF&M)

Joan Devlin, Margare McGrath, Margot Wash, Marian Lynch and Tony Hopkins (DAF&M)

Skills for Work were short-listed for the Munster Category in the recent AONTAS Star Awards and were delighted to attend the celebrations in the Double Tree Hotel where the winners were announced.  While the Farmers Herd Registration On-line Training Course didn’t win, it was an honour to be amongst the 33 Adult Learning Programmes short-listed.

A special thanks to Tony Hopkins who represented the Department of Agriculture, Food & Marine (DAF&G) at the awards ceremony.

Congratulations to everyone and SFW  are looking forward to entering again next year.

10
Feb

“Food Allergies and Intolerance Course” – Skills for Work and Gael Linn

Mná Tí Chol Bhun an Inbhir le Réamonn Ó Ciaráin,   Gael Linn

Mná Tí Chol Bhun an Inbhir le Réamonn Ó Ciaráin, Gael Linn

Mná Tí from Gael Linn summer colleges took part in a nine week Skills for Work course “Food Allergies and Food Intolerances”.  The course was delivered in Irish to women living and working in the Gaeltacht areas of Co. Donegal.  The course was specially designed to incorporate SFW teaching resources such as Food and Nutrition and Culinary Skills which were translated into Irish. The course content supported participants in gaining an understanding of and responding to food intolerance, allergies, specific dietary requirements, and creating nutritional meals for students of all ages whom the Mná Ti cater for throughout the year.

 

The women spent time identifying and learning about the different allergies and food intolerances that exist. They planned meals for students with special dietary requirements in terms of nutrition, cost and ease of cooking. There was also a practical element of the course where the women cooked meals and shared recipes providing the group with an opportunity to put their learning into practice.

 

We can now make meals that saves us time and money as we

learnt how to create menus that can meet a lot of students special

dietary needs and we don’t have to make lots of  different dinners

 

 “Because of doing this course I save money as I don’t waste as

 much food as I used to because I can add or change different

ingredients to the meal when cooking for special diets such as

coeliac or dairy free”.   

 

We can make gluten free bread, cakes, pizzas and many

more dishes since doing this course”.  

 

The course was delivered by Donegal ETB as part of the SFW programme in the North West.

 

For more information on this course contact margarettimoney@skillsforwork.ie or info@skillsforwork.ie

 

 

9
Feb

An Chéad ag Scileanna D’Obair!

Mná tí Chol. Mhachaire Rabhartaigh le Réamonn Ó Ciaráin, Gael Linn

Mná tí Chol. Mhachaire Rabhartaigh le Réamonn Ó Ciaráin, Gael Linn

Mná Tí Ghael Linn a Ghlac Pairt i gCúrsa Cothaithe, Neamhoird Bhia agus Ailléirge

Mná Tí Ghael Linn a ghlac pairt i gCúrsa Cothaithe , Neamhoird Bhia agus Ailléirge.  Cúrsa 9 seachtaine faoin chlár Scileanna don Obair – clár náisiúnta atá á reachtáil i dTír Chonaill ag Bord Oideachais agus Oiliúna Dhun na nGall. 

 

Chaith na Mná Tí tréimhse ag fiosrú agus ag foghlaim fána ailléirge agus eadulaingtí a thig leis a bheith ar na páistí  faoina gcúram. Rinne siad béilí a phleanáil do réimse daoine le riachtanais bia speisialta agus rinne siad iad a mheas ó thaobh cothú, costas agus indéantacht.  Ag deireadh an chúrsa chuir siad an méid a d’fhoghlaim siad i bhfeidhm nuair a rinne siad na béilí seo a chócaireacht.

5
Feb

Meeting the Judges: On-Line Herd Registration Course.

SFW tutors,   participants and Co-ordinators meeting the judges

SFW tutors, participants and Co-ordinators meeting the judges

The interviews with the panel of judge as part of the AONTAS Star Awards took place this week in Limerick. The Munster region of the Skills for Work Programme was short listed in the Munster Category for the On-Line Herd Registration Training Course delivered to the farming community.

It was an opportunity for the judges to hear first-hand from participants attending the on-line training course about their experiences and the benefits the course had in contributing towards gaining new skills relevant to their specific work sector, especially in the area of modern technology and documentation required by government agencies.

 Speaking with the judges on behalf of the On-Line Herd Registration Training Course were: Marian Lynch, Margot Walsh, Margaret McGrath, Lillian Buckley, Breda Leahy, Billy Leahy, and Tom Long

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