Galway’s Engage ’17: The adult learning event that focuses on you

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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 as well as 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,” says 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,” explains Bridie Kiloran, Guidance Counsellor, GMIT.

Regional Skills Forum West

The Regional Skills Forum West is hosting the event. This network supports the development of businesses as well as 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,” says Claire Hurley, Regional Skills Forum West Manager.

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

  • Business, sales and languages
  • Construction
  • Creative arts
  • Humanities
  • Information technology
  • Science and engineering
  • Social impact careers
  • Tourism and hospitality

It’s a perfect opportunity to hear first-hand about job categories as well as the 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,” says Siobhán Brangwyn of the Adult EducationGuidance & Information Service at GRETB.

Register for the event and/or book your one-to-one consultation at:

Further information


Phone:091 494066

Social Media: #engagegalway

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