Donegal ETB’S remit encompasses Second Level Schools and Colleges, Basic, Further and Community Education, Gartan Outdoor Education Centre, Youth Work, the Adult Learner Guidance Service and Donegal Music Education Partnership. Current FÁS training provision will also be under the remit of Donegal ETB.
To celebrate the launch, Donegal ETB will have events running in communities all across the county during the week of 21st to 25th October and everyone is invited to join in.
Referring to the upcoming launch and week of events, Shaun Purcell, Chief Executive Officer of Donegal ETB said the he and his staff are looking forward to celebrating and engaging with the local communities.
“As an Education and Training Board, we are fully committed to facilitating people in communities across the county to avail of and enjoy the opportunities that quality education and training can provide,” he stated.
“Helping students and adult learners achieve their individual goals and reach their potential is what we are about.”
The themes for the week of celebrations are:
Monday Celebration of Co. Donegal VEC (Past)
Tuesday Enterprise Education
Wednesday Health and Wellbeing
Thursday Education Conference
Friday The Arts, Culture and Irish
Enterprise Education Event
On Tuesday, 22nd October, teams from all around the county will compete for an Enterprise Award at this event to be held in An Dánlann at LYIT.
Teams will present the enterprising ideas to some of Co. Donegal’s leading businesses and employers, with each team being mentored by final year students of Business Studies at LYIT.
I nGairmscoil Mhic Diarmada ar Oileán Árainn Mhóir beidh meantóirí ó Údarás na Gaeltachta ag teacht chun labhairt le na ranganna sinsearacha agus comhairle a thabhairt leo ar chomhlacht fiontraíochta a chur ar bun sa scoil.
Health and Wellbeing
Gartan Outdoor Education Centre always delivers education, enjoyment and excitement in equal measure. On Wednesday 23rd October, there are morning and afternoon sessions in Canadian Canoeing and Rafting, Mountain Bike Skills, Archery, and much more. All proceeds in aid of the Make a Wish Foundation and Autism Ireland. Booking essential on (074) 9137032 or email@example.com
Letterkenny will host the ETB’s first 5k Fun Walk/Run on Wednesday, 23rd October. The flat course is suited to all, beginners to super sprinters with prizes for a variety of categories.
Donegal ETB will host an Education Conference on The Irish Education System: Changes and Challenges. With so much change taking place in Post Primary and Adult Education, in the context of a harsh economic climate, now is the time to explore whether our education system as it stands is fit for purpose and whether it is possible for it to adapt to meet the multiple needs of individuals, community and society. The Keynote Speaker is Professor Brian MacCraith, President of Dublin City University.
The Arts, Culture and Irish
Donegal ETB will round off the week with an eclectic array of events including: a book launch of ETB Student Writings by Carmel Harrington, renowned author of Beyond Grace’s Rainbow (Winner of the March 2013 Kindle Book Award); Art Exhibitions in Gortahork, Buncrana, Lifford, Letterkenny and Ballyshannon; the Youthreach Dragon is likely to show up in Inishowen; a céile on the beach on Arranmore; and a people maze and zombie walk in Bundoran!
With such diversity, there’s something for everyone.
For further information on these events, and many more, call into your local ETB school or centre, email firstname.lastname@example.org or log on to www.donegaletb.ie
Given the growing popularity of social media in learning and in society, you can also find Donegal ETB on Facebook and Twitter.