Donegal ETB’s Further Education and Training (FET) Fair Set to Attract Hundreds

Donegal ETB’s annual Further Education and Training (FET) Fair will take place this 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, with hundreds of adults and young people expected to attend this showcase event.

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. Citizens Information, Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection and SUSI Student Grants will provide general information on the supports available to support a return to learning. The ETB’s strong links with universities, ITs and Colleges of Further Education mean progression opportunities for learners will also be represented including Letterkenny Institute of Technology, North West Regional College, IT Sligo, Ulster University, NUI Galway, The Open University and CAFRE.

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 2017, 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); follow #FETFair2018 .