The many learning opportunities available locally are being highlighted today on the release of the Leaving Cert 2019 exam results.
With students across Donegal thinking about their options, the Chief Executive of Donegal ETB is reminding that there are many ways to progress in education and careers.
“There are many different ways to achieve your goals and being creative in mapping your path is an excellent learning experience in itself,” Donegal ETB CE Anne McHugh said.
Donegal ETB is the largest Further Education and Training (FET) provider in the county, offering a wide range of courses, apprenticeships, Post-Leaving Certificate (PLC) courses, traineeships and full-time training options. The Board also manages 15 out of the 27 post-primary schools in Donegal.
Ms McHugh today congratulated all students and learners who sat their Leaving Certificate examinations in June on their results.
“On behalf of Donegal ETB, I would like to offer my sincere congratulations to the more than 850 Leaving Certificate students in our fifteen post-primary schools and the fifteen adult Leaving Certificate learners from our Letterkenny Further Education and Training Centre who sat their exams in June and today receive their results.
“I would like to thank students, parents and adults for choosing a Donegal ETB school or centre for your education.
“We pride ourselves on striving to provide the highest possible standards of teaching and learning to our students to enable them to achieve their potential.
“It takes a tremendous effort from all the students and learners including their parents, families and teachers who have supported them and helped them through the whole experience. I wish the best of luck to everyone applying to further their studies or going directly into employment.”
Ms McHugh reminded students and learners that, in terms of progression, “there are also many opportunities to earn and learn through our FET Service – students do not have to go away to other parts of the country to achieve their dreams. These include apprenticeships, Post-Leaving Certificate (PLC) courses, traineeships and a wide range of other full-time training courses available through our FET Service.”
Ms McHugh offered this advice to students and learners who feel that they did not achieve the results they wanted: “First talk to the Guidance Counsellor in your school or centre – they will be able to outline your options which may include repeating some exams.
“Donegal ETB also provides learning opportunities through our Youthreach programme in our six centres across the county for young people aged 16-20 years for whom the Leaving Cert has not worked out.”
A full suite of information on courses offered by Donegal ETB’s Further Education and Training (FET) Service, including apprenticeships, can be found the course finder on their website https://www.donegaletb.ie/further-education-training/course-finder/ or, if you need more information, check out the FET Programmes Explained section – https://www.donegaletb.ie/further-education-training/fet-programmes-explained/.
You’ll also find information on Donegal ETB’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts (@DonegalETB).Tags: