Annual Further Education and Training Fair Takes Place 24 January 2018

Donegal ETB’s annual Further Education and Training (FET) Fair will take place on Wednesday 24 January in the Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny from 11.00am-3.00pm. The Fair remains the county’s number one opportunity to discover learning, attracting over one thousand adults and young people each year.

January is traditionally the time to take stock of the year that has passed and plan for the year to come. For those who would like to take a different path in 2018 the Fair is the ideal opportunity to investigate what education opportunities are available locally and discover learning with Donegal ETB and other providers.

There will be a wide range of options available; part-time and full-time learning, courses to help refresh the basics or develop knowledge in a range of areas of interest, including courses for recreation and courses to improve employment prospects.

Donegal ETB tutors and advisers will be there on the day to talk through what Donegal ETB has to offer. Information will be available on Apprenticeships, new and exciting Traineeship courses and industry certified courses. Try your hand at virtual reality welding or speak to current learners to find out firsthand what it’s like to undertake a course with Donegal ETB. The ETB’s strong links with universities, ITs and Colleges of Further Education mean progression opportunities for learners will be represented too. Citizens Information, Department of Employment and Social Protection and SUSI Student Grants will provide general information on the supports available to support a return to learning.

On announcing the date of the Fair, Donegal ETB’s Director of Further Education and Training (FET), Cróna Gallagher said, “People should take the time on Wednesday 24 January to discover learning with Donegal ETB and to find out about the many education and training options available to them throughout the county.”

Many of Donegal ETB’s programmes are co-funded by the Irish government and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning (PEIL) 2014-2020. In 2016, almost 12,000 learners completed courses in more than 120 venues across the county, making Donegal ETB the largest FET provider in the county, offering opportunities to retrain, upskill, get on the job work experience and progress onto higher education.

For more information please contact Donegal ETB’s Adult Guidance and Information Service on 0749178088 or email or visit them at 2nd Floor, McKendrick Place, Pearse Road, Letterkenny.

Further updates on the 2018 FET Fair can be found on Donegal ETB’s Twitter and Facebook accounts (@DonegalETB) between now and the Fair. #FETFair2018 #discoverlearning

Just some of the huge crowds who attended  Donegal ETB’s 2017 Further Education and Training Fair in the Mount Errigal Hotel.