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Launch of the Mayo, Sligo and Leitrim Local Creative Youth Partnership at The Dock Arts Centre, Carrick on Shannon

Launch of the Mayo, Sligo and Leitrim Local Creative Youth Partnership at The Dock Arts Centre, Carrick on Shannon

Mayo, Sligo and Leitrim Education and Training Board (MSLETB) have officially launched the Local Creative Youth Partnership (LCYP) programme. Mayo, Sligo and Leitrim ETB was selected along with five other ETB’s across the country to develop a local creative youth partnership for this region. The programme was officially launched by Dr. Katie Sweeney National Director for the Integration of the Arts in Education with the release of its strategic plan for 2022-2025. The LCYP is a collaboration between Mayo, Sligo and Leitrim Education…

New arrival Fiadh upstages MSLETB Education & Training Board Hero

New arrival Fiadh upstages MSLETB Education & Training Board Hero

Winner was in labour ward when National Hero Award announced  Winner of the National ETB Hero Award John Lavin finally received his award in person this week. John had been unable to accept the award originally announced by RTE Newsreader Ray Kennedy at the ETB Excellence Awards in Croke Park recently because he was with his wife Mairead in the labour ward of Mayo University Hospital Castlebar, where she gave birth to their daughter Fiadh. The new arrival accompanied Mayo Sligo & Leitrim…

MSLETB Commis Chef Team Takes Home Multiple Medals at Catex Exhibition

MSLETB Commis Chef Team Takes Home Multiple Medals at Catex Exhibition

The Mayo, Sligo and Leitrim Education and Training Board (MSLETB) Commis Chef Team recently participated in the Catex Exhibition in the RDS Dublin and walked away with an impressive haul of medals. Led by Team Captain Rory Culkin, the MSLETB team competed in Ireland’s largest food service and hospitality event and emerged with six silver medals and one gold medal. The apprentices who took part were Dylan Dunne from The Ellison Hotel in Castlebar, Jared Taaffe from Molly Fulton’s in Sligo, John Webster…

MSLETB Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary with Outdoor Broadcast

MSLETB Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary with Outdoor Broadcast

MSLETB (Mayo, Sligo and Leitrim Education and Training Board) celebrated its 10-year anniversary by partnering with Shannonside FM for an outdoor broadcast in Marketyard, Carrick-on-Shannon. The event was part of Education and Training Boards Ireland’s #ETBWeek and aimed to showcase the organisation and its achievements.  The broadcast featured interviews with members of the MSLETB team, who spoke about the organisation’s work in providing education and training opportunities to communities in Mayo, Sligo, and Leitrim. The interviews were conducted by the hosts of the…

MSLETB’s Further Education and Training Expo 2023

MSLETB’s Further Education and Training Expo 2023

Mayo, Sligo, and Leitrim Education and Training Board’s Further Education and Training (FET) Expo will take place from March 6th to 7th at the Breaffy House Hotel in Castlebar. The event focuses solely on MSLETB’s extensive further education and training programs available in the Mayo area. The session on Monday 6 March from 7.00pm – 9.00pm aims to inform and educate parents, guardians, guidance counsellors, and school principals about the benefits of FET for school leavers and outline the various options available including…

Achill OETC nominated for 2 awards at the Outsider Awards 2022!

Achill OETC nominated for 2 awards at the Outsider Awards 2022!

Congratulations to Mick Kane and the team at Achill Outdoor Education and Training Centre who were nominated for two awards at the Outsider Awards 2022. The annual Outsider Awards event celebrates all of the amazing achievements, milestones and contributions that have taken place in the Irish outdoor community over the past year. The centre was nominated for the Best Outdoor Escape award. This award showcased and celebrated all the benefits of  the Irish adventure scene! This is a fantastic opportunity for both MSLETB…

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…

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