REGIOSTARS is Europe's awards for the most innovative regional projects. 199 submissions arrived this year for REGIOSTARS 2019, the annual competition rewarding excellence and new approaches in regional development. These projects are local, regional or national initiatives fighting against poverty and material deprivation; they foster more inclusive, cohesive and equal societies. This year, CTEC entered their 'Wexford Women Working' project into Category 3 awards - Combatting inequalities and poverty. There are just 3 Irish projects in the competition and CTEC's project is the only Wexford entry going forward. It is described as 'Brilliant opportunity for Women in Wexford to gain QQI Qualifications in [...]
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The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. recently launched the National Employer Survey 2018. This survey has identified the high levels of satisfaction that Irish employers have with graduate recruits. The National Employer Survey, published in January 2019, was jointly undertaken by the Higher Education Authority, Quality and Qualifications Ireland and SOLAS. Responses to the survey came from 760 organisations, 535 of which had recruited recent graduates from the higher education and further education sectors. As CTEC delivers FET education programmes, we thought that we would look at employers satisfaction levels with FET graduates in this blog. Key Outcomes [...]
“The PAYE Modernisation Project will involve the most significant reform of the PAYE system since its introduction in 1960. Employers will need to calculate and report their employees’ pay and deductions as they are being paid. This will make it easier to deduct and pay at the right time the correct amounts of: Income Tax Pay Related Social Insurance Universal Social Charge Local Property Tax The new real time reporting regime will be operational for all employee payments being made from 1 January 2019. Employers, agents and payroll providers will need to review their business processes and practices so they meet [...]
Congratulations CTEC Graduates! CTEC QQI Healthcare Graduates Well done to all CTEC Graduates who received awards at the Annual Presentation of Awards Ceremony on Monday 3rd December at Clayton Whites Hotel, Wexford. Graduates received QQI awards at levels 5 & 6 in Healthcare, Childcare, Training & Development and Business Studies. Leader of the Labour party Brendan Howlin TD addressed the group, commending the graduates on their achievements, on reaching their goals and wishing them every success in the future. He also recognised that support from family members was vital to all those syudying for a new qualification. Daragh Solan [...]
Patricia Howlin and Rachel Tucker from CTEC presenting a cheque to Ann Martin, volunteer with Dogs for the Disabled, under the watchful eye of trainee assistance dog Kyle. A Big Thank you to all our tutors and learners. Well done to tutors, learners and friends of CTEC who together have raised €2770 for our amazing charity of the year – Dogs for the Disabled. CTEC Manager Patricia Howlin was delighted to present the cheque to Ann Martin, a volunteer with Dogs for the Disabled and assistance dog Kyle. Dogs for the Disabled dogs are specially trained to assist people [...]
English Language Programme for Immigrants CTEC held a celebration coffee morning at their training centre in St Peter’s Square on Tuesday 6th November to mark the end of the successful ‘English Language Programme for Immigrants’. This learning initiative, which was fully funded by the Department of Justice and Equality under the National Funding to promote the Integration of Immigrants, allowed CTEC to work with immigrants to Ireland, helping them to learn both spoken and written English. A total of 62 immigrants to Ireland from a wide variety of different countries participated on the programme. Learners hailed from the following countries: [...]
National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) Getting the right qualification can open doors to new and better paid employment, but with so many on the market, making the right choice can be difficult. In Ireland we have a National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) – “a framework through which all learning achievements may be measured and related to each other in a coherent way” (www.qqi.ie.) Established in 2003 and managed today by QQI, the NFQ helps learners to understand the value of the qualifications and the type of qualification they will gain if they take up a training course. This year [...]
Study Tips Returning to education as an adult learner can be daunting. Maybe it’s been a long time since you sat in a classroom or perhaps your previous experience of education was not a positive one. Plus, you probably have lots of other commitments – work, family, children – the list goes on! Here are a few tips that can help you settle into your new home study routine. 1 – Recognise that you can’t add more hours to your day. If you are taking on a new course that runs, for example, one full day per week and requires you [...]