Engage ’17: Adult Learning Event that focuses on you!

If you are interested in upskilling, changing careers, or are unsure about what study option to take, then come along to Engage ’17 on Saturday, 28th January in the Connacht Hotel from 10-1pm.

This event focuses on adult learners and brings together careers advisors and educational providers in the Galway region. “By reviewing what your current skills and interests are, our advisors can explore learning pathways with you, which can help you achieve your goals whether your direction is a work or study-based one”, explains Nuala McGuinn, Director, Centre for Adult Learning and Professional Development at NUI Galway.

One-to-one consultations are available for those who wish to speak directly with a career counsellor. “These sessions, which are free of charge, can be pre-booked online. Each consultation will focus on the individual’s personal work and education history and will explore future study and career options with the assistance of a qualified counsellor”, advises Bridie Kiloran, Guidance Counsellor, GMIT.

The event is being hosted by the Regional Skills Forum West, a network which supports the development of businesses and their employees through training programmes, research projects and entrepreneurship activities.

“This unique event brings together further and higher education providers with representatives from GMIT, GTI, GRETB and NUI Galway available to discuss study options, apprenticeships and support services for adult learners”, highlights Claire Hurley, Regional Skills Forum West Manager.

This one-stop-shop event also engages employers with representatives from eight, key industry sectors providing careers advice on the various roles and career options in their area. Sectors include:

• Business, Sales & Languages

• Construction

• Creative Arts

• Humanities

• Information Technology

• Science & Engineering

• Social Impact Careers

• Tourism/Hospitality

It’s a perfect opportunity to hear first-hand, about job categories and specific skill sets that these sectors are actively looking for. “Meeting people who work every day in these industries provides a valuable insight for adults who are either seeking work or considering a career move”, outlines Siobhán Brangwyn of the Adult Education Guidance & Information Service at GRETB.

Register for the event and/or book your one-to-one consultation at: www.engagegalway.com.

Further information:

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 091 494066

Social Media: #engagegalway

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