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Best wishes extended to exam students by Education and Training Board Chief Executive

The Chief Executive of Mayo, Sligo Leitrim Education and Training Board (MSLETB) has extended best wishes to their Leaving Certificate and Leaving Certificate Applied students – as well as to learners in MSLETB’s Further Education and Training Centres – in their forthcoming examinations and assessments. Mr. Tom Grady said the exams this year are taking place for the second year consecutively in a way that is unprecedented due to the pandemic and he fully acknowledged the dedication and patience displayed by students and their…

Mayo College of Further Education and Training is now accepting course applications for September 2021

Mayo College of Further Education and Training is now accepting course applications for September 2021. There are 34 courses on offer in our Castlebar and Westport Campuses. There are paid Erasmus+ opportunities to work abroad available for students on all courses. The college offers professional career guidance and a range of student clubs and societies.  There are loan laptops available for students and free Office 365 and Adobe software. Visit www.mayocollege.ie to make your course application.

MSLETB complete QQI International Inaugural Review

MSLETB complete QQI International Inaugural Review

In MSLETB we are committed to making quality part of our wonderful everyday experience for our learners. MSLETB are taking part in the first phase of the QQI International Inaugural Reviews. The inaugural review is an historic event as it is the first review process of its kind to be conducted within the sector. The review team conducted their final visit last week and members of the team gave initial feedback, with the final report to be completed in the coming weeks. The purpose of…

Educational opportunities with MSLETB for those up-skilling, returning to work or unemployed

  Josephine McGread of  Mayo, Sligo, Leitrim Education and Training Board outlines the educational opportunities that are available for those who are currently unemployed; those who want to upskill or those who want to return to the workforce after a period of other duties. Josephine is a qualified Guidance Counsellor, is the Co-ordinator in MSLETB Adult Guidance service in Sligo. In the interview she goes through the educational services that MSLETB provides. While there are many challenges facing those who are trying to…

MSLETB Community Education in association with The Mayo Self Advocacy Group and Western Care Association are delighted to launch a video called: “KEEPING SAFE DURING COVID 19”.

The groups involved felt it might be useful to share the video to support people with the vaccination process and to re-enforce the importance of social distancing and hand hygiene.   MSLETB would like to congratulate the Mayo Self Advocacy Group and all those involved on this excellent production and thank them for their work in putting the video together as it will be a very useful resource for us to share in Mayo, nationally and internationally. We would also like to acknowledge…

MSLETB Sligo/Leitrim Arts Education Grant Scheme 2021 Open for Applications

MSLETB Sligo/Leitrim Arts Education Grant Scheme 2021 Open for Applications

The MSLETB Sligo-Leitrim Arts 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 in counties Sligo and Leitrim, with clearly defined arts education benefit.

Closing date for receipt of applications is Thursday the 22nd April 2021.

Please email any queries to annamariekinsella@msletb.ie .

Download application form here.

Self Help Africa & BT Young Scientist Showcase Event 2021

Self Help Africa & BT Young Scientist Showcase Event 2021

The experience of entering the BT Young Scientist competition rarely ends with the event for our students in Mohill Community College and this year was no different. Caolan O’Riordain, TY, caught the attention of a leading international charity at the virtual event this year, with his project on the reusing of grey water to grow plants. Self Help Africa, an organisation working with small communities in Africa to introduce sustainable, resourceful energy and farming techniques invited Caolan, along with a select group of other students from schools around the country, to a virtual showcase event in Iveagh House to display and discuss their Young Scientist projects. In another year, this would have been a wonderful day out to the capital, however the online presentation was a welcome recognition of the hard work each student puts in to Young Scientist………….

New Mayo College of Further Education and Training Announced.

New Mayo College of Further Education and Training Announced.

New college will be a ‘beacon of learning’ in Mayo and west of Ireland. Announcement marks the evolution of further education and training based on the success of Castlebar College of Further Education and Westport College of Further Education. Exceptional further educational and training opportunities to be provided to school leavers, lifelong learners and wider community through state-of-the-art programmes and courses. 23 March 2021: Mayo, Sligo and Leitrim Education and Training Board has today announced the founding of a new Further Education and…

Skills for Remote Workers – MSLETB offer a new free 8-week, online, part-time training programme.

SKILLS FOR REMOTE WORKERS: A new free 8-week, online, part-time training programme designed to equip you will a wide variety of skills to work autonomously or in a remote team environment. This unique offering will focus on improving your digital skills, time management and productivity with one-to-one coaching and mentorship tailored to enhancing your career prospects for future remote working opportunities. Course includes QQI Level 5 accreditation in Customer Service as well as digital badges for Microsoft software programmes. Places are limited, free of…

Achill VTOS visit Wild Nephin Ballycroy National Park

Achill VTOS visit Wild Nephin Ballycroy National Park

A group of 14 students from the Coastal Guiding course of Achill VTOS paid a visit to Wild Nephin Ballycroy National Park. The Coastal Guiding Course, an exciting new development for Achill VTOS, has a focus on guiding, ecology, heritage and culture of Coastal and Maritime regions. The purpose of our visit to the National Park was to learn from the expertise of the guides. And it didn’t disappoint, providing a rich learning experience for everyone as well as the chance to enjoy…

Westport College of Further Education Art Students complete a Cyanotype Project

Westport College of Further Education Art Students complete a Cyanotype Project

As part of their Fine Art Photography course with Teacher and professional Printmaker, Sinead Wall, the Art Level 6 students had the opportunity to create images using a traditional nineteenth century cyanotype process.  This process was one of the earliest chemical processes used in the development of photography during the 1840’s.   The students prepared paper by coating it with the light sensitive chemicals in a darkened room.  They created photograms by placing leaves and objects straight onto the paper and brought them…

latest News from Drumshanbo Vocational School News

latest News from Drumshanbo Vocational School News

Second Year Simon Community Hampers Just before Christmas, Ms O Connor’s 2nd year English class were studying their class novel, ‘Stone Cold’ by Robert Swindells.  This novel focuses on the life of a homeless person in London.  Through a few pre-reading activities, for instance looking at the work of ‘Focus Ireland’, writing a letter to Ireland’s Housing Minister and acting upon an email they had received from the ‘Simon Community’, this amazing group of students began collecting items, like children’s toys, confectionaries and…

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