Forward of the ETB Truthful for Additional Schooling and Coaching (FET) in Donegal on November 23-24 on the Radisson Blu Lodge, Letterkenny, we’re showcasing the experiences of previous college students who’ve taken programs utilizing the ETB’s FET service .
A younger man from Donegal has began a brand new job on the Overseas Workplace after spending three years constructing expertise with Donegal’s ETB Persevering with Schooling Service (FET).
Odhrán Wade from Cashelard was provided a job on the passport workplace instantly after finishing a digital advertising e-business program in Donegal City.
The 22-year-old all the time had an curiosity in computer systems and at Donegal ETB he constructed expertise in IT, communications, phrase processing, payroll and extra.
Odhrán discovered the coaching far more manageable and sensible than a school schooling.
“I utilized to check IT at LYIT (now ATU Donegal) after my Leaving Cert. I took the course for a number of months, however I felt it was a bit too difficult for me, so I finished taking it over Halloween,” he stated.
The next 12 months he enrolled in a part-time QQI Degree 4 IT course on the FET Middle in Ballyshannon and gained expertise in laptop provides similar to Excel, Microsoft Phrase and PowerPoint.
With the fundamentals of computer systems in his again pocket, and with the encouragement of the Grownup Steering Service inside Donegal ETB, Odhrán utilized for a QQI Degree 5 certification program at their FET heart in Donegal City (Drumcliff).
Modules within the e-Enterprise program embody digital advertising, internet modifying, accounting and the Web. Odhrán loved payroll and accounting essentially the most, he stated, and he bought one of the best outcomes on this module. The workload and assignments, he stated, have been very manageable with solely a small quantity of labor to be executed outdoors of sophistication.
College students additionally undertake social media initiatives and social initiatives as a bunch, similar to health challenges and charity occasions, naturally constructing crew constructing, organizational and communication expertise.
“I actually just like the part-time days. My recommendation to anybody fascinated about a course is to decide to it and be there as a lot as doable,” Odhrán stated.
These FET programs are designed with adults in thoughts. Courses on the Drumcliff heart often begin after 9am and finish within the early afternoon for max flexibility to assist college students stability their research and personal lives.
The observe of profession steering, similar to mock interviews, drastically benefited Odhrán when he began making use of for jobs.
Eileen Patton, who was the ETB Grownup Steering Guide for South Donegal on the time, commonly shared job openings with the scholars and guided them by the do’s and don’ts of job interviews.
“I did not just like the pretend interviews, nevertheless it was good to do them. It was good observe. My very own interview for my job was by way of Zoom. I did not understand how effectively it went, however a number of weeks later I used to be instructed the beginning date,” stated Odhrán.
Odhrán is now primarily based in Dublin and works in a web based customer support position.
He credit his coaching journey with Donegal ETB’s FET service to this point for getting him up to now.
“I used to be very comfortable that I did the programs. They have been good programs and I bought on effectively with everybody. The workers was very good they usually make sure that every particular person is on prime of their job. You actually be taught lots.”
The programs accomplished by Odhrán are simply among the many full-time and part-time enterprise and IT programs provided by Donegal ETB’s FET Service – you could find their full vary of programs throughout the nation on their web site, the place you too can apply on-line at any second: www.donegaletb.ie/fetcoursefinder.
Donegal ETB’s 2022 FET Truthful will happen November 23-24 on the Radisson Blu Lodge in Letterkenny:
Wednesday 23 November, 7-9pm: Faculty leavers, their dad and mom/carers, steering counselors and faculty principals and deputies are invited to listen to about FET choices throughout the nation. Those that are at present employed and on the lookout for upskilling are additionally invited to listen to about upskilling alternatives provided by the FET service. Thursday, November 24, 10am – 2pm: These searching for data on the wide selection of full-time and part-time schooling and coaching alternatives provided by the ETB’s FET service are invited to drop by to talk with workers to to search out out extra.
Control their social media accounts (Fb, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn) for updates and additional particulars or contact the ETB’s Grownup Steering and Info Service on 074 91 78088, e-mail email@example.com or fill out fill out this internet kind and they’ll contact you https://www.donegaletb.ie/further-education-training/adult-guidance/.
Donegal ETB is Odhrán’s passport to work was final modified: November 19, 2022 via