Archive for July, 2016





Stand No. F11


July 20th – 24th   RDS. Dublin.

Looking for information on educational course available to business across the country?

Then visit Skills for Work in the Main Hall, Stand F11 where our staff will be only too happy to tell you about the wide range of courses on offer in your local area.

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Skills for Work Career Preparation Course for Defense Forces

Skills for Work Career Preparation Course for Defence Forces (Dublin ETB)

Just a few words to thank Joan Devlin SFW Co-ordinator Dublin Region and Tricia (CDETB) for an excellent Skills For Work programme which was delivered recently to members of the Defence Forces. The feedback from the participants has been wholly positive. The programme was delivered in a very professional manner and the participants praised the depth of knowledge displayed by the presenter. In all the programme comes very highly recommended by the participants and they all felt it will improve their chances of obtaining work in the future. Thank you very much for all your time and energy in facilitating Defence Forces personnel to have the opportunity to participate in this programme.


Ciaran Allen



Defence Forces Kilkenny June 2016

South East Region SFW Career Preparation Course (Kilkenny Carlow ETB)

Dear Deirdre,

Further to our phone conversation I would like to firstly say that the Skills at Work Programme has been an outstanding success, the feedback from the student has been so positive , I have seldom seen or heard such enthusiasm  about a course before . I feel that that it paramount that such courses continue as the benefit to members of the Defence Forces. It has greatly empower students and given them a new sense of confidence about their future , I would like to take this opportunity to thanks you for your help and support and on my own behalf and all the students to praise the facilitators of the course they were outstanding .

Best Regards

Des Macauley

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Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) and Allied Irish Banks (AIB) Student of the Year Awards

SfW Tutor John Quirke receiving his Student of the Year  Award

SfW Tutor John Quirke receiving his Student of the Year Award

 Skills for Work Tutor Wins Student of the Year Award!

John Quirke, a tutor with Cork ETB who delivers a number of SFW courses has been awarded Student of the Year at the recent Award Ceremony hosted by WIT and sponsored by AIB.

John is one of many ETB tutors who have participated in the WIT course which was developed specifically for teaching staff in the Adult Education Service (AES).

The purpose of the WIT/ AIB award is to identify outstanding students who have excelled academically and or actively involved themselves in the life of their particular AES in a manner beneficial to both their course and the department in which they work.

 The subject area that John is studying is the “School of Lifelong Learning and Education BA (Hons) in Teaching in Further and Adult Education”.

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Skills For Work Participant’s Testimonial (DDLETB)

 “I am in my job 20 years and have not been in school in a long time. This course has given me the confidence to talk, get involved with people. It has taught me so much about who I am and what I am able to do. Thank you so much for helping me to find myself and believe I can do so much more in my education. There is no stopping me now, thanks to you

Female (45) Warehouse Operative, Manufacturing Sector

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