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Mayo, Sligo and Leitrim Education and Training Board offers a different path for Leaving Cert Students.

Two young further education and training (FET) learners are calling on Leaving Certificate students to consider post leaving certificate (PLC) courses, apprenticeships and traineeships for their next step. “The main reason I chose to do a PLC in nursing in North Connaught College was because I was just gone 17 before doing my leaving cert. I still felt I was quite young to be going to college and very unsure about what I wanted to do. I didn’t want to dedicate my time…

Minister of State Niall Collins TD launches a new innovative Eco Driving programme for professional HGV drivers

Minister of State Niall Collins TD launches a new innovative Eco Driving programme for professional HGV drivers

– Haulage companies set to save up to €4,000 per fleet vehicle annually by participating in programme – The Minister of State for Skills and Further Education, Niall Collins TD, formally launched a new innovative Eco Driving course for the haulage sector in Ireland today. (16th September 2021). The three-day SMART Driving programme, targeted at existing professional HGVs drivers, will help participants to develop behaviours and techniques that will improve fuel efficiency and road safety, reduce emissions, and will create cost savings for…

Mayo College of Further Education and Training Ballina Campus

Mayo College of Further Education and Training Ballina Campus

Mayo, Sligo and Leitrim Education and Training Board has today announced that Mayo College of Further Education and Training will operate a new campus in Ballina from 1st September 2022. The North Mayo – Ballina campus will run PLC courses formerly offered by Moyne College and develop new courses to offer to students in north Mayo. The new college will build on the strong reputation that Moyne College has gained in delivering PLC courses over many years. The addition of this new campus…

Mohill Community College Leaving Cert student celebrates full attendance Primary and Second Level – 13 years of commitment to education

Mohill Community College Leaving Cert student celebrates full attendance Primary and Second Level – 13 years of commitment to education

Leaving Certificate Student Conor Canning receives his award for six years’ unbroken attendance in Mohill Community College.  Preceded by seven years’ unbroken attendance in his Primary School in Aughavas, Conor also received special recognition from TESS (Tusla Education Support Service). We wish Conor well for the future. Conor is pictured here with his mother Ms. Mary Canning, his sister Chloe, and with Ms. Martina Callinan, Deputy Principal and Ms. Una Duffy, Principal.    

Mohill Students show their support for County Mayo in All Ireland Final

Mohill Students show their support for County Mayo in All Ireland Final

The students in Mohill Community College, County Leitrim are showing their support and are sharing the excitement for County Mayo in the All Ireland Final on Saturday against County Tyrone. They are wishing County Mayo all the best in the final tomorrow. MSLETB are sure all our colleagues, learners and students based in County Mayo, and the Mayo team will be delighted to receive their support. Some of the excitement and well-wishing is captured in this poem as Gaeilge by Alicja, a student…

Sligo College of Further Education welcomes Minister Harris

Sligo College of Further Education welcomes Minister Harris

                                       Minister for Further and Higher Education, Simon Harris visited Sligo CFE on Wednesday 25th August, as part of a tour of Further & Higher Education centres in the region. The Minister met with students and staff, to discuss programmes and initiatives that the college is involved with, and to look at the future development of the college. Minister Harris met with a number of…

Mayo, Sligo and Leitrim Education and Training Board calls on community education providers to apply for Mitigating against Educational Disadvantage Fund 2021

Mayo, Sligo and Leitrim Education and Training Board calls on community education providers to apply for Mitigating against Educational Disadvantage Fund 2021

– €10 million nationally in funding available to support community education for adult learners across Ireland – Community education providers in Mayo, Sligo and Leitrim are being given the opportunity to apply for funding for eligible projects under the €10 million Mitigating against Educational Disadvantage Fund 2021. The Fund opened for applications on Friday, 30th July 2021. The Fund was announced, by Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris TD and is administered by SOLAS (the further education…

MSLETB inviting applications for Mitigating against Education Disadvantage Fund (MAEDF)

MSLETB inviting applications for Mitigating against Education Disadvantage Fund (MAEDF)

Mayo, Sligo Leitrim ETB in conjunction with SOLAS launches an open call for funding aimed primarily at local Community Education Providers/Groups. The Mitigating Against Educational Disadvantage Fund (MAEDF) aims to address educational disadvantage which may be experienced by adult learners and has a particular focus on supporting the engagement and reengagement of adult learners in the community. This call aims to reduce barriers to participation in Further Education and Training (FET) by facilitating wider access to digital technologies, equipment, materials, and other supports.  Eligibility details and the application form can be accessed (MAED External Application Form 2021). Please email all queries and/or applications to maed2021@msletb.ie  or call 1800 100 100.

MSLETB selected by Creative Ireland to establish a Local Creative Youth Partnership

  Mayo, Sligo and Leitrim ETB in partnership with NYCI’s National Youth Arts Programme has been selected to develop a Local Creative Youth Partnership (LCYP) in their ETB region.  The aim of these partnerships is to develop stronger links between the arts, cultural, heritage sector and the youth work sector in each of the three counties.  These partnership aims to provide more opportunities for young people to engage with creative activities in out-of-school settings with a particular focus on those that are most…

MSLETB Call for Youth Service

MSLETB Call for Youth Service

        Mayo, Sligo and Leitrim ETB (MSLETB) are seeking an organisation with experience of providing services to young people, to deliver a youth service to young people in the Erris region. This new project is being established in line with the UBU Your Place Your Space Scheme which is funded by the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth (DCEDIY). The mission of the UBU Your Place Your Space Funding Scheme is: “To provide out-of-school supports to young people…

New Youth Project for Erris, Co. Mayo

New Youth Project for Erris, Co. Mayo

  Mayo, Sligo and Leitrim ETB received news this week that they were successful in their application to develop a new youth project for the Erris area in Mayo.  This follows a national competition held by the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth (DCEDIY).  The competition was open to all 16 ETBs in the country to enter, with just two projects – including this one – selected to proceed.   Speaking about the new project, ETB Youth Officer, Breda Ruane said…

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