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A Christmas message from MSLETB Chief Executive

A Christmas message from MSLETB Chief Executive

On behalf of the Chief Executive and MSLETB Executive Management Team, I would like to wish you a very Happy Christmas and New Year. 2022 has been both a challenging and rewarding year for MSLETB. I would like to thank the staff of MSLETB for their ongoing support for our organisation and all our students and learners.  I wish to acknowledge the contribution of each and every staff member, capably led by our managers and leaders, within or schools, centres and administration offices…

Sales Apprenticeship Consortium wins the Exceptional Leadership Award 2022!

Sales Apprenticeship Consortium wins the Exceptional Leadership Award 2022!

We are absolutely thrilled to share the fantastic news that the Sales Apprenticeship consortium won the Exceptional Leadership Award 2022 at the Regional Skills West Awards. The award was in recognition of our contribution to the development of industry-relevant skills in the West region. The Sales Apprenticeship Consortium consists of a wonderful cohort of academic and business leaders who over the past 5 years collaborated to develop the Sales Apprenticeship programme. Ireland lacked an accredited entry pathway into sales, while #SMEs and large companies alike each had their own…

Launch of the Leitrim Further Education and Training Course Prospectus

Launch of the Leitrim Further Education and Training Course Prospectus

The Leitrim Adult Educational Guidance Service is delighted to announce the launch of the Leitrim Further Education & Training Course Prospectus for January to June 2023. We are so happy to be able to provide a prospectus that highlights all MSLETB course provision in Leitrim, along with information about our services and the supports available to the public. We have been very busy the last number of weeks working on the content and have begun advertising across all social media. The reception has…

Tánaiste and Minister Harris launch Skills for Better Business – a new resource for SMEs

Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Leo Varadkar, and Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris, today launched Skills for Better Business, a two-part initiative aimed at assisting SME owners and managers across Ireland. Skills for Better Business comprises an Online Tool for management skills assessment, complemented by a sign-posting resource providing quick contact information for management education and training. On foot of recommendations by the Expert Group on Future Skills Needs in its 2020 management…

Minister Harris announces significant milestone for Mayo as he confirms go ahead for next phase of proposal development for capital investment

Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris TD has today (November 28th) announced that the green light has been given to Mayo, Sligo, Leitrim Education and Training Board to proceed to the next stage in developing a College of The Future (COTF). The project envisages a state-of-the-art further education campus built in Castlebar. The proposal details an expansion of capacity that would provide full-time and part-time education and apprenticeships. This is coupled with the potential to ensure access,…

The MSLETB Now Offering Digital Skills Assessment and Flexible Computer Courses for Adult Learners in Ballina.

The MSLETB Now Offering Digital Skills Assessment and Flexible Computer Courses for Adult Learners in Ballina.

Mayo, Sligo, and Leitrim Education and Training Board (MSLETB) has launched a new Digital Training Centre in Ballina, a service to provide adult learners with accredited digital skills. The project gives adult learners the opportunity to learn or improve their existing digital skills. On offer are Computer Literacy courses at different levels, Microsoft Office Courses such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint. IT Specialist courses such as Cybersecurity, HTML and CSS, and Databases are also on offer. Courses are mostly online and can vary…

Mayo College of FET first ever Graduation event!

Graduates from MSL ETB’s recently formed Mayo College of FET celebrated with family and invited guests at the institution’s first official Graduation Ceremony at Breaffy House Resort on Friday, 18 November. The event marked the achievements of almost 300 Graduates from the Castlebar and Westport campuses from 22 Level 5 programmes, 10 Level 6 programmes and 3 Night School programmes.  While some Graduates could not attend due to work or study commitments, management and staff of Mayo College of FET were delighted to…

National Apprenticeship Awards 2022

National Apprenticeship Awards Mayo, Sligo and Leitrim Education and Training Board (MSLETB) and Donegal Education and Training Board presented awards to the graduates of a variety of Craft Apprenticeship programmes at the Landmark Hotel, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim on the 18th of November. Over 100 graduates attended the event and received certification the following apprenticeships: Electrical, Plumbing, Carpentry and Joinery, Mechanical Automotive Maintenance Fitter, Wood Manufacturing and Finishing, Motor Mechanics, Metal Fabrication, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, Vehicle Body Repairs, Toolmaking, Construction Plant Fitting, Heavy…

Community Education Scheme/ Scéim Oideachais Pobail 2023

Community Education Scheme/ Scéim Oideachais Pobail 2023

  COMMUNITY EDUCATION SCHEME 2023 Applications are invited from Community and Voluntary Groups based in Mayo, Sligo and Leitrim who wish to avail of grants under the above scheme. Community Education refers to adult education and learning, generally outside the formal education sector. It aims to empower and support communities. It is firmly community-based, with local groups taking responsibility for, and playing a key role in organising courses and deciding on programme content. The scheme enables Community group and Organisations to provide community…

Graduation Day at MSLETB Ballina

Graduation Day at MSLETB Ballina

Graduation Day MSLETB Ballina, Hairdressing and Barbering Class of 2021-22.  Armed with their technical skills in hairdressing and barbering, customer service, personal skills and their International qualifications City & Guilds Level 2 in Women’s and Men’s Hairdressing and Barbering and QQI Level 5 in Hairdressing and Barbering, these newly qualified hairdressers and barbers are ready to take the industry by storm. We wish everyone of them the very best of luck in their future careers and look forward to seeing their achievements on…

Director of Further Education & Training Peter Egan interview with the Irish Times

MSLETB Director of Further Education and Training Peter Egan speaks to the Irish Times about how companies investing in the Irish economy need to prioritise further education and training on their agenda! “The Government is investing heavily in its rollout to ensure that the skills of the existing workforce remain agile and responsive in an economic climate that is rapidly changing. Education and Training Boards (ETBs) have training advisers and employment engagement officers who will work with companies to identify training needs and skills gaps and help to…

#GenerationApprenticeship Apprentice of the Year Awards

#GenerationApprenticeship Apprentice of the Year Awards

Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris announced the Generation Apprenticeship Apprentice of the Year this week. The inaugural Apprentice of the Year Awards ceremony was held on Tuesday in the Round Room of the Mansion House, Dublin, where 500 guests from across the apprenticeship system, including employers, educators, apprentices and their families, gathered to celebrate the outstanding contributions and achievements made by Ireland’s 25,000-strong apprentice community. 187 apprentices were nominated from around the country for these awards.…

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