The conference, which will be held at Letterkenny’s Station House Hotel this Friday, May 27th, is open to the entire community including the unemployed.
The conference will be addressed by a number of people including County Manager Seamus Neely, Dragon’s Den star and businessman Sean Gallagher, Donegal Tourism officer Kevin O’Connor and President of the LYIT Paul Hannigan.
Announcing the details Mayor Harvey said she was delighted to present the seminar to examine potential future employment potential for the county.
“I was delighted to have participated in the keynote event of Social Inclusion Week 2010 entitled Making the Future Happen….. Addressing the Unemployment Challenge in Donegal.
“This seminar acts as a follow on to that event and will provide an opportunity to explore innovative ways to create employment opportunities in the county.
“The audience will hear examples of good practice from other areas and will learn about the positive work that is currently happening in the county and region to maximise the potential of our own resources so as to achieve a greater level of sustainable economic development.
“Finally, I would like to extend my gratitude for the support, assistance and encouragement from every corner of Donegal that I have received during my term as Mayor of Donegal.”
Those invited to the seminar include Local Government and statutory organisations with a remit for job creation, economic development, enterprise support, training, employment and education, County Development Board (including sub groups) Partnership Companies, Family Resource Centres, Community & Voluntary Organisations, Elected Members, local TD’s, Career Guidance Teachers and unemployed people.
Opening Address by Cllr. Cora Harvey, Mayor of Donegal & launch of Making the Future Happen….. Addressing the Unemployment Challenge in Donegal Resource and Seminar Reports
Welcome by Mr. Seamus Neely, County Manager, Donegal County Council
Getting Our Country Back to Work – One Community at a Time by Seán Gallagher, Entrepreneur and Presidential Candidate
West Cork: A Fuchsia Vision, A Future Vision? by Ian Dempsey, CEO, West Cork Development Partnership
Break and Refreshments
Donegal’s Natural Resources: Maximising Tourism Potential by Kevin O’Connor, Tourism Development Officer, Donegal County Council
The Role of Higher Education in the North West by Paul Hannigan, President of Letterkenny Institute of Technology
Regeneration Planning: Assets and Opportunities by Michael Gallagher, Strategy Manager, Ilex Urban Regeneration Company
Question and Answer Session
Close & Lunch