‘Students do not have to go away to achieve their dreams’ – Donegal ETB CE

first_imgThe many learning opportunities available locally are being highlighted today on the release of the Leaving Cert 2019 exam results.With students across Donegal thinking about their options, the Chief Executive of Donegal ETB is reminding that there are many ways to progress in education and careers.“There are many different ways to achieve your goals and being creative in mapping your path is an excellent learning experience in itself,” Donegal ETB CE Anne McHugh said. Donegal ETB is the largest Further Education and Training (FET) provider in the county, offering a wide range of courses, apprenticeships, Post-Leaving Certificate (PLC) courses, traineeships and full-time training options. The Board also manages 15 out of the 27 post-primary schools in Donegal.Ms McHugh today congratulated all students and learners who sat their Leaving Certificate examinations in June on their results. “On behalf of Donegal ETB, I would like to offer my sincere congratulations to the more than 850 Leaving Certificate students in our fifteen post-primary schools and the fifteen adult Leaving Certificate learners from our Letterkenny Further Education and Training Centre who sat their exams in June and today receive their results. “I would like to thank students, parents and adults for choosing a Donegal ETB school or centre for your education.  “We pride ourselves on striving to provide the highest possible standards of teaching and learning to our students to enable them to achieve their potential.“It takes a tremendous effort from all the students and learners including their parents, families and teachers who have supported them and helped them through the whole experience. I wish the best of luck to everyone applying to further their studies or going directly into employment.”Ms McHugh reminded students and learners that, in terms of progression, “there are also many opportunities to earn and learn through our FET Service – students do not have to go away to other parts of the country to achieve their dreams. These include apprenticeships, Post-Leaving Certificate (PLC) courses, traineeships and a wide range of other full-time training courses available through our FET Service.”Ms McHugh offered this advice to students and learners who feel that they did not achieve the results they wanted: “First talk to the Guidance Counsellor in your school or centre – they will be able to outline your options which may include repeating some exams. “Donegal ETB also provides learning opportunities through our Youthreach programme in our six centres across the county for young people aged 16-20 years for whom the Leaving Cert has not worked out.” A full suite of information on courses offered by Donegal ETB’s Further Education and Training (FET) Service, including apprenticeships, can be found the course finder on their website https://www.donegaletb.ie/further-education-training/course-finder/ or, if you need more information, check out the FET Programmes Explained section – https://www.donegaletb.ie/further-education-training/fet-programmes-explained/. You’ll also find information on Donegal ETB’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts (@DonegalETB).‘Students do not have to go away to achieve their dreams’ – Donegal ETB CE was last modified: August 13th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Donegal ETBeducationFurther Education and TrainingLeaving Cert Resultslast_img read more

Panama Canal Expects Over 230 Cruise Ships in 201617 Season

first_imgzoom More than 230 cruise ships are expected to transit the Panama Canal during the 2016-2017 cruise season, which begins on October 4, 2016 with the transit of the Coral Princess, on a voyage from Los Angeles, California, to the U.S. East Coast.“We expect the major cruise lines will use the Panama Canal route during the cruise season, which lasts until April 2017,” said international trade specialist Albano Aguilar of the Vice Presidency for Planning and Business Development.Similar to previous years, the main cruise lines, including Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, Celebrity Cruise Line and Norwegian Cruise Line, will offer itineraries with full or partial transits through the Panama Canal.Smaller cruise ships will also transit through the waterway, including the Voyager Safari and National Geographic Sea Lion, with shorter seven- and eight-day itineraries, respectively, along the west coast of Central America.During this season, Regent Seven Seas, Holland America Line and Noble Calidonia will have ships transiting with new itineraries through the Canal. Regent Seven Seas Explorer will transit on January 2, 2017, Holland America Line’s Eurodam on April 13, 2017, and Noble Calidonia’s Hebridean Sky on April 17, 2017.After completing more than 160 successful transits through the new locks, the Panama Canal is now accepting booking requests for Neopanamax passenger vessels for transit dates beginning April 1, 2017. To date, 11 reservations have been made for passenger vessels to transit the Expanded Canal starting October 2017, for the 2017-2018 season.last_img read more