Nursing Studies (DCHSN) FETAC Level 5 Award starting 29th March 2011. Did you leave school prior to completing your leaving certificate? Would you like to return to education and achieve a recognised qualification? For further information contact: Geraldine Tighe 071-91-38412 or email@example.com
- Jobs are not easy to come by these days, but we are told that those with qualifications and experience stand a better chance so students at North Connaught College are focusing on job hunting over the next few weeks with interview skills workshops and "mock interviews" planned.
- Some were quick to take advantage of the chance to gain useful experience working with the up coming census and you might even have recognised one or two new polling clerks at polling stations during election day!
- Tutors and class mates alike were thrilled this week to hear that two students are heading into new jobs as soon as their studies are finished- one in childcare and another in security.
- we hope to give students the best possible chance when competing for jobs and encourage all thinking about returning to college to become better qualified to contact North Connaught College on 071 9185035 to see if there is a course to suit
Co Sligo VEC leads the way in ICT learning innovations in the Northwest
County Sligo VEC have launched new web education courses in order to bring new technologies to different types of audiences. Nowadays technology plays an increasingly important role and learning to use the tools at our disposal plays a fundamental role in the personal and professional development. We believe there is a need to explain the opportunities offered by new communication tools in a global context, especially in order to enhance the production processes of the entities.
The courses currently being offered by County Sligo VEC are focused on bringing online collaboration tools that enable new communication channels and foster the personal and professional growth, while at the same time creating new channels of communication and helping to coordinate working groups. It also aims to train / instruct teachers in the use of these tools and concepts of web design with a view to promote the interest of young students in classrooms. There is a large demand for web professionals and from Sligo VEC we are trying to engage school students in the field. A group of secondary students are taking a course on web design, learning design principles, digital content creation as well as coding websites with up to date/ professional tools.
At SligoVEC our understanding is that the use of new technologies and its expansion is changing the way we work, providing access to information and mobility of workers. While conducting the teaching of these courses, Sligo VEC is developing a series of initiatives, such as providing first year students with iPod Touches to encourage student interaction, the provision of an eLearning platform to support classroom teaching as well as ongoing training and upskilling of our teachers.
ICT and investment in elearning is one of the five initiatives that Co Sligo VEC is focusing on as part of our Education Plan 2011-2016.
Congratulations to Eamon O' Dowd, 2nd Year student in Colaiste Iascaigh on winning the Sligo VEC Icon Design Competition. Eamon won a NetBook, sponsored by Compupac in Finisklin in Sligo.
His icons were chosen to represent the five initiatives that Co Sligo VEC will be focusing on for the nest five years; Cooperative Learning, Integrated Literacy, Information Communications Technology, Innovation and Professional Development. These icons will appear in our Education Plan which will be published this year.
Thanks to all students that took part in the competition. There were some great entries, keep up the good work!!
Congratulations to Co Sligo VEC's Dragon's Den 2011 winner Patrick Leonard. Patrick is a 2nd year student in Grange Post-Primary School. He impressed everybody with his short presentation on his Cable Tower.
Congratulations also to John McNamara and Felix McGrath, both studying for their Leaving Cert with VTOS in Quay Street. Their idea was a mobile pet grooming service 'Hotdogs'.
And finally congratulations to Yasmin Conlon, a student in Ballinode College. Yasmin came 3rd with her idea for a 'Green' Nappy Changing Kit,designed to be available in vending machines around towns and cities for any accidents while out and about.
Thanks to our Dragon's, Mike McGrath, MD of Rebasoft, Declan Walsh from Lotus Works and Seamus Farrell of SF Engineering.
We would also like to thank our sponsors, County Sligo Enterprise Board and Sligo Credit Union and the organisers of Sligo It's Enterprise & Innovation Week.
A big thank you to all Sligo VEC staff that helped out in coordination and mentoring of the contestants. You all did a great job!
And finally,finally, finally Well done to all the finalists, who all put in alot of hard work for the event. All the presentations were fantastic. Well done!!
Sligo VEC – Mullaghmore Sailing Club
Joint Sailing Programme 2010
Student Attendant Scholarship Scheme
Applications are invited for a number of scholarships that may be awarded to
Students who have suitable sailing experience and are deemed competent for further training. (ie. Are at least 15 years of age and have been certified to ISA Advanced Boat Handling or the ISA Level 3) See Sligo VEC website for application form. Closing date for applications Monday 28th March. Interviews will be held during Easter holidays.
Applications forms with details of experience, qualifications, etc, to be sent to:
County Sligo VEC,