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The first week in March will see small businesses and budding entrepreneurs gather across the country for Local Enterprise Week 2020.
Over 900 students from 20 secondary schools in Mayo are taking part in this year’s Local Enterprise Offices’ Student Enterprise Programme for 2019 / 2020 which was launched this week.
Over 220 people have presented themselves as homeless to Mayo County Council already this year.
An organisation within the Church of Ireland is organising a prayer vigil on Saturday in support of an international campaign which is calling for an end to violence against women.
A group of students and staff from James Madison University, Virginia, USA, are due to arrive in Mayo today, Friday June 9 to take part in a summer study programme in collaboration with Lifelong Learning at GMIT Mayo, UCC and Waterways Ireland. The US group of three faculty members and 14 students majoring in biology, theatre and communications, are researching the cultural and environmental impact of water on our lives. As part of their studies and research they will take part in field trips and excursions right across Mayo in collaboration with staff on GMIT Outdoor Education degree programmes and the Lifelong Learning Department.
A Mayo based senator has alleged this week in the Seanad that potential students who inquire about courses in the GMIT campus in Castlebar are being steered towards the Galway campus if a similar course is on offer there and that the Mayo campus is being "bullied" by its overseeing campus. Fine Gael senator Paddy Burke raised the issue of the future of the Castlebar campus of the institute with the Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton, in the upper house of the Oireachtas as fears for the future of the facility in Castlebar have intesified recently. Those fears were further increased late last week when the head of the Mayo campus Dr Deirdre Garvey stepped down from her position.
The Local Enterprise Offices in Mayo have announced the roll out of a new programme to help ambitious business owners develop their enterprises. The iFactory West Programme is an ideal opportunity for eligible micro and small businesses to receive professional analysis, coaching, and access to experts that will work with them to deliver their growth plans.
The network of Local Enterprise Offices has unveiled 97 different design and craft businesses, including local businesses, aiming to impress 5,000 buyers visiting the ‘Enterprise Zone’ at Showcase in Dublin later this month.