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Student Learning Journey
Student Profile (Male aged between 50 & 60) Richard suffered from depression for many years he was attending a psychologist who encouraged him to go to the local literacy service to address his literacy difficulties this was 2012. He was extremely nervous at the first initial meeting and he started in one to one tuition. […]
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Vocational Education and Training week in Brussels (November 2017)
Alison Jones, ALO from GRETB, went to Brussels to receive the special award from the EU as part of the Vocational Education and Training week in November 2017. The award was given in the category of Innovation in recognition of the project to establish literacy and numeracy supports for apprentices. The jury said that: The […]
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Two ALOs from Donegal ETB Retiring
L-R: Geraldine O’Haire, Sheila Davin, Adele McElhinney, Joyce Burns, Ann Kavanagh, Martina Needham, Dolores MhicGeidigh. Two ALOs from Donegal ETB will embark on early retirement over the summer months and to celebrate, ALOs both past and present, came together to celebrate. Joyce Burns began working part-time for the programme in 1991 and started as the […]
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Launch of new UIL publication on family literacy and learning
Launch of new UIL publication on family literacy and learning
A new FL resource has been developed by UNESCO Institute of Lifelong Learning (with a sub Saharan African focus) . The UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) is launching a new publication highlighting the critical role family literacy and learning play in breaking down barriers between different learning contexts and engaging hard-to-reach adults and children in […]
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‘Looking after the family, Looking after me’ (Clare Family Learning Project)
Review of ‘Looking after the family, Looking after me’ Pilot Project Clare Family Learning Project in conjunction with St. Vincent de Paul Spring 2017 Introduction While promoting Family Learning courses to members of St. Vincent de Paul it was suggested that many parents SVP meet need help with household budgeting and general home management skills, […]
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A Window Into The Creative Talents Of Portlaoise Women
Live original performances of spoken word and music from a Portlaoise mother and son rounded off the launch of a special exhibition of work in the Dunamaise Arts Centre last Thursday, March 2. ‘Window of Opportunity’ is a new project comprising artwork and storytelling, showcasing the talents of eight local women, all parents of children […]
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Successful Meeting with Minister Halligan
Aoife McCormack, Chair, Tara Kelly, Vice-Chair and Alison Jones, Secretary, met with Mr John Halligan, TD, Minister for Training, Skills and Innovation in Leinster House today.    
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Context, Collaboration and Key Skills: Integrating Literacy and Numeracy Support into GRETB Training Centre
In September 2015, one of the Adult Literacy Organisers in Galway City was transferred to the GRETB Training Centre, charged with embedding Literacy and Numeracy support into the range of apprenticeships that were on offer there. The move was guided by the FET Strategy 2014-2019, point 2.2, which aimed to ‘devise and implement a strategy […]
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