Archive for May, 2017



26
May

Skills for Work in Ballyshannon

SFW participants photographed with SFW Co-ordinator Simon Cosgrove at the Adult Education Centre in Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal and with staff from Donegal ETB after receiving their course completion certificate.

The group of participants from the Defence Forces successfully completed the Career Preparation Course – Transition to Civilian Life and Employment. This SFW course has been very successful and is delivered by ETBs nationally.

14
May

Skills for Work International Study Trip to Malta

Following the Skills for Work & AONTAS Study Trip to Malta hosted by the Ministry for Education and Employment of Malta, the group returned with lots of information on how the educational system operates and in particularly the role workplace education plays in supporting adult learners already in employment or seeking new career opportunities.

Adrian Moore from Irish Rail making a presentation to Ambassador Padraigh Mc Cosairc

Adrian Moore from Irish Rail making a presentation to Ambassador Padraigh Mc Cosairc

Over the course of the three days the group visited various educational organisations and companies. Some of which included a visit to the Institute of Tourism Studies, College of Arts, Science and Technology (MCAST) and Toyota car manufactures. We were also invited to participate on two adult education courses being delivered in the Lifelong Learning Centre at Msida. As the saying goes “no such thing as a free lunch!”… after breakfast each morning the group wrote up brief reports reflecting our experiences on all the events of the previous day.

Group participating in an adult education class in Malta

Group participating in an adult education class in Malta

One of the highlights of the visit was the invitation to meet with the Irish Ambassador to Malta, Padraig Mc Coscair at the Embassy where Adrian Moore (Irish Rail) presented him with a bronze commemoration coin of the 100th anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising.

Visiting the Institute of Tourism

Visiting the Institute of Tourism

From our arrival in Malta to returning home to Dublin, everything ran very smoothly thanks to the excellent organisational skills of Christianne Fenech, Projects Manager, and Directorate for Lifelong Learning (Malta) and Saorlaith Ni Bhroin AONTAS (Ireland).

5
May

O’Donovan’s Hotel Clonakilty

Staff from O'Donovan Hotel Co.Cork

Staff from O’Donovan Hotel Co.Cork

Employees of the O’Donovan Hotel Clonakilty Co. Cork posing for a photograph after successfully completing their Skills for Work Communications for the Workplace and Customer Care Courses. Dina O’Donovan, proprietor, accommodated the workers in attending the course through rearranging rosters, providing time off and also facilitated staff by organising rooms to deliver the courses on the hotel premises. The Skills for Work course was delivered by tutors from Cork ETB.

More information about courses for the hospitality sector is available from lillianbuckley@skillsforwork.ie

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