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Minister Simon Harris announces funding for MSLETB Further Education and Training Centre, Mohill Co. Leitrim

Minister Simon Harris announces funding for MSLETB Further Education and Training Centre, Mohill Co. Leitrim

The Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research Innovation and Science, Simon Harris visited the Leitrim Youthreach base in Mohill on Monday 10th of October to announce a very significant funding under the FET Strategic Infrastructure Upgrade Fund for the programme. The investment will see the development of the new MSLETB Further Education and Training Centre, Mohill, Co. Leitrim as part of Leitrim College of FET. The funding will see the redevelopment of the old vocational school in Mohill as the new FET Campus.…

Music Generation Sligo takes to the main stage at the ‘Beyond Limits’ event!

Music Generation Sligo takes to the main stage at the ‘Beyond Limits’ event!

Music Generation Sligo’s Sligo Youth Voices Choir performed at the national ‘Beyond Limits’ event on Saturday on the main stage in the Knocknarea arena at Sligo’s ATU. The aim of the ‘Beyond Limits’ event is to empower young people and children with disabilities by showing them the opportunities open to them, talking about the issues that they face and to highlight inclusiveness. Beyond Limits is a festival-style which included speakers, activities, workshops, and performances. The GAA, IRFU, FAI and Gymnastics Ireland were all…

MSLETB takes over the World Skills Competition!

MSLETB takes over the World Skills Competition!

MSLETB was delighted to be represented at the World Skills competition in RDS. Our apprentices battled it out against over 200 young people across the country with a broad range of skill-based trades including, culinary arts and construction skills. Our Vehicle Manufacturing Repair team, Sales Apprenticeship team, and Craft Butchery Apprenticeship team offered plenty of advice to students on the many different programmes available with MSLETB. Six of our National Craft Butchery Apprentices competed during the competition. We were also delighted that our…

Minister Norma Foley visit to St Tiernan’s College, Crossmolina and Davitt College, Castlebar

Minister Norma Foley visit to St Tiernan’s College, Crossmolina and Davitt College, Castlebar

Minister for Education Norma Foley visited St Tiernan’s College, Crossmolina and Davitt College, Castlebar, Co. Mayo on the 15th of September as part of her tour of 5 schools across Co. Mayo. Minister Foley was welcomed to St Tiernan’s College by MSLETB CE Tom Grady, Director of Schools Mary Madden, Principal, Brenda O’Malley and Deputy Principal Lorraine McHale for the launch of Phase 1 of their extension to the premises. Brenda O’ Malley, Principal, Lorraine Mc Hale Deputy Principal, Tom Grady CE of…

CAO Offers released to Leaving Certificate Students

Mayo, Sligo and Leitrim Education & Training Board management and staff would like to congratulate all our leaving certificate students receiving their first-round CAO offers. These offers will be available to view online from 2 pm today and successful applicants will also receive offers notification by email and text message if they have selected this option. MSLETB CE, Tom Grady said: “On behalf of MSLETB, I would like to congratulate all the students who have received their Round 1 CAO offers today. This…

Craft Butchers Team Ireland Make California Dreamin’ a Reality

Craft Butchers Team Ireland Make California Dreamin’ a Reality

Craft Butchers Team Ireland takes to the sky today to defend their 2018 World Butchers Challenge Champion title in Sacramento, California. The concept of the World Butchers’ Challenge is to develop an environment where butchers strive to exceed current industry practice in the areas of general workmanship, meat cutting, displaying and the creative usage of beef, lamb and pork product. This is a huge recognition of their skills and talent in the area of craft butchery as well as the value of the…

The Reach Fund 2022

The Reach Fund 2022

The Reach Fund 2022 (Formerly the MAEDF – Mitigating Against Educational Disadvantage Fund) MSLETB’s  Further Education and Training (FET) Service, in conjunction with SOLAS, invites local community education providers/groups to apply for funding under the REACH fund 2022. Overarching principles of the fund The purpose of the REACH fund is to increase capacity of community education providers to address the decline of participation of disadvantaged learners particularly those on basic skills programmes at NFQ levels 1-3.  There is a focus on ensuring that…

Evening Course Prospectus Autumn/Winter 2022

Evening Course Prospectus Autumn/Winter 2022

MSLETB is running a new range of Evening Courses starting in September 2022. These courses will be running in all three counties. Check out our Evening Course Prospects for a full list of Evening Programmes below: Evening Course Prospectus Find out more about the evening courses available by attending our Registration Nights in: Ballina Training Centre, F26 P278. Tuesday 30th 5:30pm-7:30pm Sligo Training Centre, F91 N284. Wednesday 30th 6:00pm-8:00pm  If you would like to register for one of our courses please register at…

National Craft Butchery Apprenticeship Awards

National Craft Butchery Apprenticeship Awards

Mayo Sligo Leitrim Education and Training Board (MSLETB) presented awards to the 2022 graduates of the National Craft Butchery Apprenticeship Programme with their certificates at Teagasc, Ashtown Food Research Centre, Dublin on the 20th of July, 2022. Speaking at the event today, John Hickey Chair of the CSG said, “Your parchment is your passport to more learning and is international recognition of your skills. Our National Craft Butchery Apprenticeship has successfully captured the traditions of the craft while simultaneously responding to the demands…

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…

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