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Outdoor Activity Instructor training is just one of the many specialised training courses provided by our Further Education and Training (FET) Service but what is an outdoor activity instructor and what does this course involve? In our first January blog, Course Coordinator John Boyce tells us more about it. What…

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Mentoring is a support provided to Youthreach students in twenty centres around the country, including our Ballyshannon Youthreach centre but what does this involve? In this blog, Ballyshannon Youthreach tutor and mentor Jo Boden tells us more about it. I have been a mentor with Ballyshannon Youthreach for the past…

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Working with partners is one of three key themes of our 2022-2026 Strategy Statement and we work in partnership with a wide range of organisations locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. Locally, within the county, one of the organisations we work with is Inishowen Development Partnership (IDP), one of two Partnership…

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Enterprise education is an important part of the curriculum in our post-primary schools but what does this involve? In this blog, our Errigal College (Letterkenny) teacher Evan Gorrell tells us about the enterprise education programmes and activities in his school. I have been fortunate enough to spearhead the enterprise education…

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In September 2021 Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris launched Adult Literacy for Life, a national ten-year adult literacy, numeracy and digital literacy strategy. But what does this mean for us here in Co Donegal? In this blog, our Regional Adult Literacy Coordinator Adele…

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Did you know that we operate an outdoor education and training centre (OETC) on an 87-acre estate at Gartan? Originally bought in 1969 for £10,595, it only received official sanction to operate as an outdoor education centre in 1988. But what exactly is outdoor education? In this blog, Gartan Director…

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Foróige’s Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) programme works with Donegal ETB’s schools to enable young people to become entrepreneurs. It gives them the opportunity to design, create and implement a working business whether that be profit making or a social enterprise. Young people are enabled to be innovative and are…

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Employee welfare is an important aspect of Donegal ETB’s staff support mechanisms and this is provided through our Employee Welfare Officer Marie Donnelly. But what exactly does this entail? In this blog Marie tells us more about it. Donegal ETB is fully committed to the welfare and wellbeing of each…

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This month (September 2023) our Further Education and Training (FET) Service launched a new student counselling support service provided by Spectrum Life and managed by our Adult Guidance and Information Service. But what does this service look like and how will it support FET students? In this blog our Adult…

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