One-stop-shop for Donegal training
MORE than 175 courses
are currently on offer to students looking for
post-Leaving Cert courses, traineeships and other
back-to-education opportunities in Donegal.
Donegal Education and Training Board (Donegal ETB)
is featured on a new website showing all the further
education and training opportunities available
locally and nationally in one online location.
The accredited programmes are being delivered by a
network of further education and training providers
while there is also an online option through the
Donegal ETB is the main provider of the courses in
Donegal with about 175 courses and locations
currently available throughout the county shown.
Pictured at the launch of the new
website - fetchcourses.ie - are, seated from left,
Donegal ETB ceo Anne McHugh and training services
manager Mary O'Malley. Standing from left are
education officer Dr Martin Gormley and training
standards officer Charles Gorney.
Donegal ETB chief
executive Anne McHugh said: "This is a very exciting
development for the further education and training (FET)
sector as we now have a one-stop-shop which contains
information on all the FET provision at a local,
regional and national level.
"The FET sector offers a wide range of accredited
courses at a local
level which enable individuals to progress and
develop their skills for employment, career
progression, progression into other FET courses or
third-level as well as providing fundamental
literacy and numeracy and other essential skills."
Donegal ETB centres can be found throughout the
county including Buncrana; Letterkenny; the
Gaeltacht; Ballyshannon; Donegal Town; Stranorlar
and Milford. It also works closely with the network
of community outreach, education and adult learner
providers across the county.
Meanwhile, some 4,000 further education and training
courses are currently available nationally. They can
now be found at the new one-stop-shop website,