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Rural broadband an issue on the doorsteps

One Mullingar secretary has to sit on the bonnet of a car in Forest Park to get internet coverage, and a father who is studying online has to stay two hours late in work because he has no broadband at home - these were the stories told at this week’s April meeting of Westmeath County Council.

Mayo NLN centres win Excellence Through People Award

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Two National Learning Network centres in Mayo have been awarded an Excellence Through People award — Ireland's national standard for human resource development. The National Learning Network centres in Castlebar are two of the organisation’s 50 purpose-built training and employment centres across the country which train 13,000 people every year. This is the second time that National Learning Network, Rehab’s training and employment division has successfully attained the award, placing the organisation among the top 10 per cent of companies in the country that have achieved Excellence Through People to date.

Conferring for two thousand students at GMIT

Some two thousand students will receive awards from GMIT during the institute’s annual graduation ceremonies, which take place in Galway and Mayo this month.

Leading design software for online learning now at IT Sligo

IT Sligo has become the first third level institution in Ireland and the UK to sign a licence agreement with computer software giant Adobe – which gives institute students 24/7 access to some of the world’s leading design software from any computer, anywhere with internet access.

GMIT to provide online lab training in renewable energy technologies

GMIT has won substantial funding to develop innovative online training in renewable energy systems, using a state-of-the art online energy laboratory developed in the institute over the past five years.

AIT helps address Ireland's polymer industry shortage

The first graduates of a unique degree in polymer processing, delivered jointly by Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT) and IT Sligo, were conferred recently, and have begun to address what has been a growing skills shortage in the country’s €2 billion polymer sector.

Ballina father of seven wins distance learning scholarship

A Mayo father of seven who started writing poetry, prose, and fiction after he was made redundant has been awarded a distance learning scholarship in writing and publishing at The Open College 2011 Scholarship Awards, announced this week.

NUIG scholarship for unemployed and low incomes groups

This year, as a further effort to enhance access and participation opportunities for unemployed and low income groups, NUI Galway has approved a Scholarship Scheme to reduce fees for applicants in receipt of Job Seekers Benefit, Job Seekers Allowance and One-Parent Family Payment, who wish to enrol for part-time degree and diploma courses provided by the University, and who meet Department of Social Protection income thresholds.

Apply now 6,000 free higher education and training places

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The applications process for the Springboard initiative, offering free higher education and training for jobseekers, is now underway. In the month since it was launched, there were over 40,000 visitors to the Springboard web-page on www.bluebrick.ie/springboard and over 3,300 applications have been received.

Application process under way for 6,000 free higher education and training places

The applications process for the Springboard initiative, offering free higher education and training for jobseekers, is now underway. In the month since it was launched, there were over 40,000 visitors to the Springboard web-page on www.bluebrick.ie/springboard and over 3,300 applications have been received.

 

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