Archive for September, 2017


“Positive, Enthusiasm, Empowerment, Confidence”

Hi 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 it paramount that such courses continue as the benefit to members of the Defence Forces. It has greatly empowered students and given them a new sense of confidence about their future, I would like to take this opportunity to thank 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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National Ploughing Championships 2017

Interested in workplace training courses?  Come meet Skills for Work at the National Ploughing Championships 19th -21st September.


Unit  No.6

Row No. 30


Skills for Work will be at the National Ploughing Championships again this year. This is a great opportunity to meet the Skills for Work Co-ordinator and find out about the many courses on offer to the farming community and local businesses. Skills for Work course are funded by the Department of Education and Skills and are delivered across the country by the ETBs.

For more information log on to

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“A Very Positive Learning Experience!”

Nypro Bray, Co Wicklow

“27 of our colleagues recently participated in a Skills for Work programme that ran over a 9 month period. There was great participation by everyone involved in the programme with a very positive teaching / coaching relationship developed between the students and teachers over the duration of the course. Everyone was delighted with the outcome with the skill level improvements that we were targeting achieved. This was a very positive learning experience for everyone involved, a big thank you to the Skills for Work team that partnered with us to deliver such a successful training programme.” – Kevin Heffernan, General Manager.



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HID Global Galway Advertising Skills for Work Courses!

“Thanks for all your help with IT course for redundancy leavers. They were all very grateful and the feedback has been very positive.

If there are any courses coming up in September, October or November in the area of Basic IT skills, I would be very interested in advertising here and sending some operators on this.

Can you please send me details of dates of upcoming courses? I would expect to have at least 6 people interested. Thank you.”

– Marian Campbell, HR Manager.

The Skills for Work course for HID Global staff was held over seven day at Ionad Foghlama, Casla, Co. naGaillimhe.

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Skills for Work Key Speakers at the Food & Drink Expo.

City West Hotel, Wednesday 13th September

Exhibit Stand No. 15

 Skills for Work is delighted to be invited to speak at the upcoming Food & Drink Expo in City West conference Centre.

Regionals Co-ordinators Noelette Dolan (North West) and Deirdre Gallagher (South East) will be making a presentation “Confidence in Your Workplace Skills” to some of the 2000 people attending the one day event.

This is a great opportunity for companies to hear about the many workplace educational training courses availably to employers funded by the Dept. Education and Skills and delivered locally by the Education & Training Boards. For more information call to Exhibit Stand No 15 or log on to

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