Month: October 2020

The story of soap

The story of soap

Video examining the life cycle of soap claims the top prize in the EPA’s ‘The Story of Your Stuff 2020’ competition A video that creatively examines the environmental life cycle of soap has won this year’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ‘The Story of Your Stuff’ competition.  The project, entered by Caoimhe Higgins and Katherine Mooney from…

Do you want your students to know more about the European Union?

Do you want your students to know more about the European Union?

School visits (including virtual visits) Staff visit schools to explain how the European Union works (in English agus as Gaeilge). School groups also visit us at the Representation and in view of the COVID-19 pandemic we are exploring online visits.  The European Commission also has publications, posters and other materials, which may be of use…

HPV vaccine – protect our future

HPV vaccine – protect our future

Immunisation against potentially life-threatening infectious diseases is one of modern medicine’s greatest successes.  The World Health Organization has reiterated the importance of continuing immunisation programmes during the Covid-19 Pandemic. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General advises: “The avoidable suffering and death caused by children missing out on routine immunizations could be far greater than COVID-19 itself. …

CAO 2021 – Think Mary Immaculate College

CAO 2021 – Think Mary Immaculate College

If you’re looking for career focussed degrees, a vibrant student scene, both on and off campus, along with a supportive learning environment look no further than Mary Immaculate College.  According to Dr Geraldine Brosnan, Director of Student Life at MIC: “MIC prides itself on our high-quality student experience on both our MIC Limerick and MIC…

Uptake on the Logistics Associate Apprenticeship (LAA) increases

Uptake on the Logistics Associate Apprenticeship (LAA) increases

Since the launch of the Logistics Associate Apprenticeship (LAA) in TU Dublin in September 2018 the number of apprentices participating on the programme has significantly increased. This is not a surprise, explains Anna Gorecka the Project Manager of the LAA. The programme has become the perfect entry point into the Freight, Logistics, Shipping and Distribution…

Online career assessment with ETC Consult

Online career assessment with ETC Consult

We have been asking our clients for 36 years to finish the following sentence: “I would love a job that………………” The most common responses have been:……would enable me to help others……would allow me to use my strengths……would be interesting……would offer me a challenge……would not be the same every day……would pay well Our new, online Career…

Edmund Rice and the Christian Brothers

Edmund Rice and the Christian Brothers

Blessed Edmund Rice founded the Christian Brothers in 1802. His life had led him to explore at a deeper level his experience of religious faith while also reaching out to the neediest in society. He decided to found schools for the education of poor boys. The Christian Brothers have followed and adapted this tradition in…

Cracking Cybersecurity – Smart Futures

Cracking Cybersecurity – Smart Futures

James Caffrey works on implementing the National Cyber Security Strategy at the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment.He explains in detail what cyber security is and the important role it’s going to play in years to come. Picture the scene. You are the Principal of a school and you prepare to travel there after…

Hearing from ‘The Apprentice’

Hearing from ‘The Apprentice’

Identifying a progressive and future-proof career path for your students – via an Accounting Technician Apprenticeship – in these unsettled times Achieving over 550 points in his Leaving Cert, twenty-two-year-old Matthew Casey, surprised family and friends by turning down a place on UCC’s commerce course, instead taking up an apprenticeship to become an Accounting Technician.  …

Dunboyne College of Further Education

Dunboyne College of Further Education

In September 2020 Dunboyne College of Further Education commenced its 17th year of offering a quality education product to Meath, west Dublin, north Kildare and surrounding areas. We have grown to over 900 students doing QQI level 5 and 6 courses at our campus in Dunboyne Business Park.  As well as being the only dedicated…

Want to go to college? Don’t have enough points? Sorted…come to DFEi

Want to go to college? Don’t have enough points? Sorted…come to DFEi

When summer is over, seaside towns have more to offer than ice-cream cones and candy floss, and the Victorian seaside town of Dún Laoghaire is no exception. In the quiet end, bordering on leafy Monkstown, a restrained revolution is playing out in a modest building on Cumberland Street.  The warriors are students and teachers carrying…

Transform Education at St Nicholas Montessori College

Transform Education at St Nicholas Montessori College

NEW COURSES AT ST NICHOLAS St Nicholas Montessori College’s FIRST non-Montessori Teacher Training Courses BA Hons Psychology – Level 8 Full Time/Part Time This course offers a broad introduction to the field of Psychology and its major sub-disciplines. Over 3 years (or 4 year part-time) learners engage with the core areas in psychology including developmental,…

See your career going places with the ESB Networks Apprenticeship Programme

See your career going places with the ESB Networks Apprenticeship Programme

Over 200 apprentices have been recruited, since 2016.  We will be recruiting apprentices across the country again in February, 2021.  Applications will be accepted via the ESB Networks website from the middle of February.  Since then, over 200 apprentices have been recruited, with 84 new recruits; 13 females and 61 males starting in our Networks…