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Minister for the Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris, TD and Minister Frank Feighan, TD, visit Sligo Community Training Centre and Sligo Youthreach

MSLETB welcomed Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris, TD and Minister Frank Feighan, TD to Sligo Community Training Centre and YouthReach Sligo.   First the Ministers visited the Sligo Community Training Centre where they toured their fantastic facility. During their visit, they met some learners. They listened to their stories about how their courses at Sligo Community Training Centre have helped them identify the next steps on their educational journey. While visiting Sligo Community Training Centre today,…

National Craft Butchery Apprenticeship Awards awarded by Minister of State for Skills and Further Education Niall Collins, TD

Mayo Sligo Leitrim Education and Training Board (MSLETB) welcomed the Minister of State at the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Niall Collins, TD  for the presentation of awards to graduates of the National Craft Butchery Apprenticeship Programme with the their certificates at Teagasc, Ashtown Food Research Centre, Dublin on the 12th of April, 2022. The Class of 2021 are the first group of apprentices to receive the QQI level 5 Certificate in Craft Butchery. Speaking at the event,…

Mayo Sligo and Leitrim ETB (MSLETB) announces Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme (VTOS) provision in Co. Mayo will transfer to Mayo College of Further Education and Training.

MSLETB operates six VTOS centres in Ballina, Castlebar, Ballinrobe, Achill, Belmullet and Swinford. The six VTOS centres will operate as hubs of Mayo College of Further Education and Training in addition to their three campus locations in Castlebar, Ballina and Westport. This announcement marks a further and positive evolution of the FET College of the Future in Co. Mayo. Mayo, Sligo and Leitrim Education and Training Board has today announced that all VTOS provisions in Co Mayo will transfer to and operate under…

New Mayo, Sligo and Leitrim Education and Training Board, Hospitality and Catering Training Centre Launched by the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris, TD

Mayo Sligo Leitrim Education and Training Board (MSLETB) welcomed Minister of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris, TD today (4th April 2022) where he performed the official opening of the new MSLETB Hospitality and Catering Training Centre at MSLETB Training Centre-Sligo.  Speaking at the event today Minister Harris said “After an emotional morning at the launch of the Atlantic Technological University, I am delighted to be here to open this new Hospitality and Catering Training Centre at MSLETB Sligo Training Centre. Hospitality…

Mayo, Sligo and Leitrim Education and Training Board to lead regional education response to those fleeing Ukraine

One-stop shop for all schools, English classes, and ICT devices amongst measures by ETBs Mayo, Sligo and Leitrim Education Training Board (MSLETB) is coordinating a multi-agency Regional Education and Language Team (REALT), responding to the local need for English Language classes and preparing to deploy laptops and tablets to support schools providing places for Ukranian children. Regional Education and Language Teams, which include professionals and representatives from Tulsa’s Education Support Service, school psychological services, special education needs specialists and school management bodies, are…

MSLETB Sligo – Leitrim Arts Education Scheme Small Grants Initiative 2022

The MSLETB Sligo-Leitrim Arts Education Grant Scheme offers support to educational initiatives that encourage and develop an appreciation, understanding or practice of the arts in the context of providing opportunities in arts education directed at adults. Applications are invited from voluntary and professional arts groups or individual arts practitioners for funding towards workshops, events, projects, exhibitions or productions with clearly defined arts education benefit, in counties Sligo and Leitrim. The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 22nd April 2022. Please email…

Minister Harris opens Green Skills Summit focusing on Ireland’s transition to a green economy

Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris TD has opened the first-ever FET Green Skills Summit on Wednesday 23rd of March, 2022.   The summit was held in Wexford County Hall by SOLAS, ETBI and Waterford Wexford ETB (Education and Training Board).   Speaking at the event, Minister Harris said:   “Today is an important step in our response to the challenge of climate change and the targets we have set for ourselves at a national level.    “For it is…

Good Relations Work in Sligo and Leitrim – Working with Young People Not In Employment, Education or Training (NEET)

The important work by two youth work projects in Sligo and Leitrim of promoting Good Relations has been funded in recent years through the International Fund For Ireland.  These projects have worked with young people aged 16-24 who were not in employment, education or training, a cohort often referred to as “NEETs” for short.  The work with these young people was carried out by Foróige, through The YESS Project in Sligo, and by Youth Work Ireland North Connaught, through the New Beginnings Project…

New National Sales Apprenticeship Launched by the Minister of State at the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Niall Collins, TD

Mayo Sligo Leitrim Education and Training Board (MSLETB) welcomed Minister of State at the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Niall Collins, TD today (10th March 2022) where he launched the new National Sales Apprenticeship in the Landmark Hotel, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim.   Speaking at the event today Minister Collins said “This is exactly the type of world-class apprenticeship this country needs as we aim to deliver sustainable, well-paid careers to our workers while providing employers with people who have…

Minister Collins launches the Education and Training Boards Ireland Strategic Framework for Outdoor Education and Training Centres

  Minister of State for Skills and Further Education, Niall Collins, today launched the first ETBI Strategic Framework for Outdoor Education and Training Centres. Education and training boards operate twelve outdoor education and training centres (OETCs) across the country and an Outdoor Education Support Service in Dublin. Minister Collins today visited the OETC on Achill Island, established in 1971 as the first of its kind in Ireland, to launch the framework and congratulate those behind it on their vision for the future of…

MSLETB Announces Exciting and Life Changing New Youth Project for South Sligo

In a welcome development for young people in the south Sligo, a new youth service is to be established in the area in the coming months. The new service will provide life-changing opportunities for up to 100 young people aged 10-18 across the area, focusing in particular on Tubbercurry and Ballymote, but providing services also on an outreach basis to Gurteen and Coolaney. The project will proactively work with young people to provide informal and non-formal supports, such as group work and one-to-one…

Call For Service – South Sligo UBU Project

Mayo, Sligo, and Leitrim ETB is seeking an organisation with experience of providing services to young people, to deliver a youth service to young people in South Sligo.  This new project is being established in line with the UBU Your Place Your Space scheme funded by the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Inclusion, and Youth. Full information and an application form is contained in the Call For Service pack.  Interested parties are invited to apply according to the steps outlined in the Call…

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