Donegal ETB Launches 2019 Further Education and Training Fair

Donegal ETB’s annual Further Education and Training (FET) Fair will take place on Wednesday 23 January in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Letterkenny. The Fair remains the county’s number one event to explore education and training opportunities, attracting over one thousand adults and young people each year.

For those who would like to take a different path in 2019, Donegal ETB’s FET Fair is the ideal opportunity to investigate what education and training opportunities are available locally and find out how Donegal ETB and other providers can help people to meet their education and training needs.

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. Those attending can try their hand at augmented reality welding or speak to current learners to find out firsthand what it’s like to undertake a FET 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 Affairs 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 23 January to find out how Donegal ETB’s FET Service can help them to go further in developing their skills and to find out about the many education and training options available throughout the county.”

In 2017, over 11,000 learners completed courses in more than 120 venues, making Donegal ETB the largest FET provider in the county, offering opportunities to retrain, upskill, get on the job work experience and progress onto further and higher education. Many of Donegal ETB’s FET courses are co-funded by the Government of Ireland and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning (PEIL) 2014-2020.

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 2019 FET Fair can be found on Donegal ETB’s website ( and Twitter and Facebook accounts (@DonegalETB) between now and the Fair.