Treasa Mc Ginley is the Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) Coordinator for the Donegal ETB’s Further Education and Training (FET) Service. When the global pandemic hit last year, TEL came to the fore is supporting staff and students with emergency remote teaching and learning. In this blog she reflects on the…

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Rory White is a Guidance Counsellor in our Stranorlar school, Finn Valley College. Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate Applied (LCA) and LCVP results were released last Friday: in this blog he provides some advice for students.   The long wait is over for the Class of 2021. Last Friday, 3 September,…

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Tara McGuire is the Recruitment Officer for our Further Education and Training (FET) Service and each year interviews hundreds of applicants for our huge range of FET courses. In this blog Tara shares some of her top tips for preparing for a successful course interview. “Education is the most powerful…

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Elena Gill is one of our Adult Guidance Counsellors in the Adult Guidance and Information Service within our Further Education and Training (FET) Service. In this blog she tells us about what her job involves and why she loves what she does.  Adult Guidance Counsellors empower individuals to achieve their…

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Áine Doolan is originally from Killaloe, Co. Clare, and for the past two years she’s been working with our music service, the Donegal Music Education Partnership (DMEP), which is managed by Martin McGinley. She teaches piano, keyboard and ukulele, and conducts the Letterkenny Junior Choir. Now as she prepares to…

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Jim McGlynn is our former Director of Organisation Support and Development but also a long-standing member of our Golf Society. Jim was one of the original founders in 1993 and was elected Secretary, a position he has held ever since. Although recently retired, Jim continues as an active member of the Society and…

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Ava McLoughlin is a 16 year old Transition Year (TY) student from our Donegal Town school, the Abbey Vocational School. She is the owner of Irish Tweedscapes.  At the start of TY, she began her business which recently won the Donegal Regional Student Enterprise Competition through Donegal LEO. In this…

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Éinín O’Boyle has just finished her first year in one of our Buncrana schools, Crana College, making history along with all our first years this year, by starting post-primary school in the middle of a global pandemic. In this blog Éinín tells us about her first year in terms of…

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Liam McSheffrey is a farmer in North Inishowen and when farming administration went online a number of years ago, he (and his fellow farmers) needed to undertake some computer training to help them with all the forms and other paperwork. In this blog Liam reflects on his experience of these…

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