HID Global Galway Advertising Skills for Work Courses!

“Thanks for all your help with IT course for redundancy leavers. They were all very grateful and the feedback has been very positive.

If there are any courses coming up in September, October or November in the area of Basic IT skills, I would be very interested in advertising here and sending some operators on this.

Can you please send me details of dates of upcoming courses? I would expect to have at least 6 people interested. Thank you.”

– Marian Campbell, HR Manager.

The Skills for Work course for HID Global staff was held over seven day at Ionad Foghlama, Casla, Co. naGaillimhe.


Skills for Work Key Speakers at the Food & Drink Expo.

City West Hotel, Wednesday 13th September

Exhibit Stand No. 15

 Skills for Work is delighted to be invited to speak at the upcoming Food & Drink Expo in City West conference Centre.

Regionals Co-ordinators Noelette Dolan (North West) and Deirdre Gallagher (South East) will be making a presentation “Confidence in Your Workplace Skills” to some of the 2000 people attending the one day event.

This is a great opportunity for companies to hear about the many workplace educational training courses availably to employers funded by the Dept. Education and Skills and delivered locally by the Education & Training Boards. For more information call to Exhibit Stand No 15 or log on to www.skillforwork.ie


Recent SFW Celebrations at NYPRO Bray

The CEO of NYPRO, Kevin Heffernan presented certificates to staff from the company after they completed a Skills for Work Workplace Language Course. Mr. Heffernan complimented the staff on their commitment to the course and the dedication they showed as they learned new skills which in turn has benefited the company greatly. Based on the success of this SFW course the company are discussing with SFW and KWETB progression routes to further their workplace learning.

NYPRO CEO – Kevin Heffernan

Mr Heffernan also praised the high standard of tuition delivered by SFW and the KWETB tutors.


Skills for Work at the Horse Show in the RDS

Hall 1 – Stand No. 7 August 9th- 13th


Skills for Work are delighted to be accepted by the RDS management as one of the groups promoting their product at this year’s National Horse Show. The Horse Show is a great place to meet groups of people offering a wide variety of information on interesting topics. This year Skills for Work will be available throughout the five days of the show to promote the extensive range of workplace educational opportunities for those interesting in returning to education.

Call to Hall 1, Stand No 7 to meet our Skills for Work staff or pick up some brochure and information to take away with you…


Skills for Work – Woodies Staff Galway City

Skills for Work recently ran a Computer course in Galway City attended by 8 staff from the 2 local Woodies stores. Six of the eight participants are pictured here receiving their Certificates of Course Completion. Also included in the photograph are Lynne Keery – AEO Galway & Roscommon ETB, Kieran Harrington – Adult Literacy Officer Galway City and Geraldine O’Haire – Skills for Work West Co-ordinator. The 35 hour course ran over 12 nights at Seville House, New Dock Street.

SFW GRETB & Woodies staff

Candidates will receive certification in “Internet Skills” and feedback would indicate that all have become a lot more proficient in using email and other internet applications. The candidates are looking forward to perusing further studies through Skills for Work later in the year.


Decare Dental, Claremorris

Eight staff from Decare Dental in Claremorris, Co Mayo completed a 35 hour Skills for Work course. The staff attended the course twice a week over six weeks. The course was delivered at the local ETB Further Education Centre which allowed participants attend their SFW course at times suitable for both the staff and employer. The course was delivered by tutors from MSLETB.

Photographed with Decare Dental staff are Pat Howley, Adult Education Officer with MSL ETB, Nicola Blendell, Tutor and Geraldine O’Haire – Skills for Work West Regional Co-ordinator.


SFW Career Preparation Course Delivered in County Donegal

RDF SFW Group Co Donegal

SFW Participants photographed at the Adult Education Centre in Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal with Martina Needhem AEO, Co. Donegal ETB.

These participants from the Reserve Defence Forces successfully completed a Skills for Work Course over four Saturdays. Over the four days of intensive tuition, the group worked on IT Skills, personal development and communication skills.

The participants commented on the fact that the course was run over a number of Saturdays as being a great benefit.


Food Allergies Workplace Course for the Hospitality Sector, Árainn Mhór Island.

Mná Tí Choláiste Árainn Mhóir a ghlac páirt i gcúrsa Cothaithe – Neamhoird bhia agus Ailléirge istigh ar an Oileán le gairid. Bhí an cúrsa á reachtáil ag Bord Oideachais agus Oiliúna Dhún na nGall faoin chlár Scileanna don Obair. D’fhoghlaim na mná tí fána neamhoird agus ailléirge éagsúla agus fán bhia atá fóirsteanach dona leithéid. Bhí seans acu tabhairt faoin chócaireacht iad féin le oidis úra a thriail mar a tchítear sna pictiúirí. Tá muid faoi chomaoin ag Gairmscoil Mhic Diarmada as cistin na scoile a chur ar fáil.

Mná Tí pictured at Gairmscoil Mhic Diarmada, Árainn Mhór, Co. Donegal who successfully completed a Food Allergies and Intolerances course.

Mná Tí pictured at Gairmscoil Mhic Diarmada, Árainn Mhór, Co. Donegal who successfully completed a Food Allergies and Intolerances course.

The SFW course was delivered on Árainn Mhór Island by Donegal ETB and was specifically designed to incorporate SFW teaching resources such as Food Nutrition and Culinary Skills. The course content supported participants in gaining an understanding of and developing a response to food intolerance, allergies and specific dietary requirements while creating nutritional meals for students – as pictured below.

Display of healthly food (Donegal ETB)


Women in Business

Skills for Work (DDLETB) was delighted to support the DLR Chamber Women in Business event in Fitzpatrick’s Castle Hotel, Killiney on 19th April 2017.

The theme of the event was ‘Wellbeing, Work and You!’ Speakers on the day included Eithne Fitzpatrick, owner and Managing Director of Fitzpatrick’s Castle Hotel and also Kathryn Thomas of Operation Transformation fame.

There was a great turn out for this event with over 100 business people in attendance and plenty of interest in Skills for Work!

with eithne Scott Lennon 2 19.4.17

Pictured is the DDLETB SFW co-ordinator Teresa McHale with the owner and Managing Director of Fitzpatrick’s Castle Hotel Ms Eithne Fitzpatrick. Also pictured (below) is Pat Neill, Chair of DLR Chamber, who was delighted to learn more about Skills for Work.

with Pat Neill 2 on 19.4.17


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.

Celadon theme by the Themes Boutique