AEGAI AGM 23rd March 2017

The AEGAI Executive are busy preparing for the AGM being held this year in ETBI headquarters, Pipers Hill, Naas. The event will see Guidance Counsellors, Co-ordinators and Information Officers coming from far afield representing Adult Education Guidance Services (AEGS) throughout the country under the auspices of their ETB’s. Michael Moriarty, ETBI General Secretary should be […]

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Aontas Adult Learners’ Festival March 2017

As part of Aontas Adult Learners’ Festival, Adult Guidance Services throughout the country were busy holding events to inform people of their educational opportunities. Our Wexford Service held a big event in the Arts Centre, entitled, The Power and Joy of Learning, which attracted over 90 people. The guest speaker on the day gave a […]

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National Guidance Forum October 2016

On 19th October 2016, Catherine Green, Josephine McGread and Shane Rooney attended the National Guidance Forum meeting which took place in The Clock Tower DE&S. This is a biannual meeting hosted by Jennifer McKenzie NCGE. The two guest speakers were: Julie McCafferty European Project Manager Ballymun Job Centre, and Natasha Kinsella Regional Skills Forum Manager […]

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Beyond Activation –Towards a Liberating Vision for Adult Guidance in an emerging Ireland

  The Adult Guidance and Counselling Department (Adult & Community Education), Maynooth University hosted a conference entitled Beyond Activation –Towards a Liberating Vision for Adult Guidance in an emerging Ireland, for adult guidance practitioners on 16 April, 2016.   Professor Hazel Reid (Canterbury Christ Church University, UK) addressed the changing nature of employment and careers […]

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Adult Learners have their say on Further Education

The National Adult Learning Organisation (Aontas) held the first meeting of the new National Adult Learner’s Forum in The Mansion House, Dublin on February 26th.  80 learners from across Ireland met to discuss their achievements and challenges in further education. The learners in attendance were nominated to join the forum by their local adult education […]

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Job Announcements in April

There have been a number of job announcements over the last few weeks from Shire in Meath, the Defences Forces Nationwide, VMWare and Topaz. All of these are captured on the website http://www.merrionstreet.ie/en/allaboutjobs/ and the twitter account of #allaboutjobs. Perhaps this is attributing to rate of unemployment falling. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for March 2016 […]

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