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Meath Education & Training Network Newsletter


Areas Covered In this weeks Newsletter

  • New To Meath Brochure Launched

  • New 188 bus route from Athboy to Drogheda

  • LMETB Adult Educational Guidance Service

  • Part-Time Courses

  • Volunteering/Work Experience

  • New Podcast/Events

  • Upskilling/Reskilling Courses for Employees

  • On-line/College of Further Education /Higher Education Information

  • Information for people who have arrived from Ukraine

  • Apprenticeship - New Helpline Launched

  • Support Services -Updated information on Jigsaw Online Counselling Service

  • Job Vacancies



In partnership with Meath County Council Community Department and Meath Library Service the New to Meath booklet provides the most up to date information to anyone who has recently moved to Meath. Click on photo to access the PDF. Congratulation on a great publication.


New 188 bus route from Athboy to Drogheda -Great News for Students interested in accessing Courses in Athboy -


Part- Time Courses

Freefone - 1800 991 898 or email - [email protected] -

You can brush up on reading, writing, maths or technology with your local Education and Training Board adult literacy centre.

Call Freephone 1800 20 20 65 or use our online map find a centre near you

Volunteering/Work Experience

The Work Placement Experience Programme (WPEP) is a 6-month, 30 hour per week voluntary work experience programme. The programme is for jobseekers that are currently getting a qualifying social welfare payment and who have been unemployed for six months (156 days) or more. The weekly rate of payment is €306.

To search for Vacancies in Meath or Louth click onto this website and select ‘Vacancy Type’ - ‘Work Placement Experience Programme’ - (You can also view CE Opportunities on this website)


Back to Work Connect |The Podcast
Launching January 2023

When it comes to personal finance, we believe knowledge is power
And we are putting that power back into your hand with an on-demand resource you can access anytime, anywhere.

Launching in January 2023, our new podcast series will dive deep into important topics & answering common questions relating to financial wellbeing.

What to expect?

Topics including employment, money & relationships, taxes, pensions, back to work mindset

Expert guest speakers, including founder & CEO of Sprout Plans, Niamh De Búrca and Psychotherapist & Transformational Coach, Monica Haughey

Real-life examples and actionable tips you can implement right away

Bite-sized episodes (under 25 mins) you can listen to anywhere, anytime

Additional downloadable resources to guide you through each episode

Upskilling/Reskilling Course for Employees

Upskilling/Reskilling Course for Employees

Full brochure can be found by clicking on photo.

Foccacia Bread with Rosemary and Seasalt and Choux Pastry Chocolate Éclairs courtesy of our Level 5 Pastry Skills Skills to Advance Learners DIFE Drogheda Institute of Further Education .If you are interested in upskilling or reskilling on the Skills to advance courses which are up to 100% funded to eligible employees

Contact [email protected] to apply

On-line/College of Further Education/Higher Education Information

Regional Skills & Training Centre - RSTC

Looking to try something new? We do various online computer courses with tutor support.

Computer Skills ICDL & MOS Ref:342247

To apply for any of this course go to and enter the reference code 342247

Just a reminder to you that Dunboyne College of Further Education are holding an on-campus Open Day on Thursday 30th March 2023 and we would be delighted to welcome you and your students to visit the college.

Students will get to experience college life, meet with teachers, and attend talks on all the courses available.

If you are interested in availing of this transport offer, please complete the form at the below link or if you have any questions, please email me Aoife O'Dwyer at [email protected]

Form for bus booking:


'In one college of further education alone, half the PLC class of 2022 went straight to a job and most of the rest progressed to higher education, many to ‘high points’ courses' - great piece with Dunboyne College of Further Education principal Denis Leonard highlighting the many opportunities for students to get to where they want to go after school through Further Education & Training. - Irish Independent -


CAO 2023
Application closing date - 01/02/23 5.00pm


The four-year degree programme will be delivered through a partnership of DCU and Technological University of the Shannon (TUS). The first two years of study will take place at the TUS Athlone campus, and the final two years at the DCU Institute of Education in Dublin. The BEd TEG is accredited by the Teaching Council of Ireland and will qualify you to teach all three of Technology, Engineering, and Design and Communication Graphics subjects at Leaving Certificate level.

Deadlines, career news and events not to miss from Jan 30th - Feb 4th - If you interested in getting into Pharma Check out/CAO Info and Dates for Maynooth Open Day. He does excellent videos so always worth checking out.

Deadlines, career news and events not to miss from Jan 30th - Feb 4th

*If you are interested in getting into Pharma via Springboard check out the video above as Innopharma are having an event next week that will be of interest to you.

Information for people who have arrived from Ukraine

MyMind Counselling

Безкоштовні психотерапевтичні консультації (максимум 6 на людину) тепер пропонуються особам старше 18 років, які проживають в Ірландії та ідентифікуються як такі, що:
✓ Прибули до Ірландії з України у результаті затяжного конфлікту;
✓ Мають членів сім'ї або близьких, які зараз перебувають в Україні;
✓ Зазнали тяжкої втрати в результаті конфлікту;
✓ Страждають від проблем, пов’язаних з психічним здоров'ям, внаслідок подій в Україні.

Щоб скористатися безкоштовними психотерапевтичними консультаціями, будь ласка, зареєструйтесь у
MyMind. Вам потрібно буде надати деякі особисті дані та відповісти на декілька запитань, пов'язаних з вашим психічним станом, щоб допомогти нам оцінити, як найкраще ми зможемо вас підтримати. Після завершення процесу реєстрації, будь ласка, виберіть ‘Free Counselling Project’ «Проект безкоштовного психотерапевтичного консультування», щоб продовжувати далі.
На тих, кому не виповнилося 18 років, тобто дітей та підлітків, за сеанси психотерапевтичної допомоги у
MyMindрозповсюджується повна вартість (наразі 50 євро). Консультації для дітей і підлітків проходять виключно сам на сам.


Find Apprenticeship Opportunities:

Search by county -

Check Indeed website/ Contacts Local Contractors/ Spread the word in your network or Try a Pre Apprenticeship Course.

Find Apprenticeship Opportunities:

Search by county -

Check Indeed website/ Contacts Local Contractors/ Spread the word in your network or Try a Pre Apprenticeship Course.

Date for Your Diary

Click on picture to register

Support Services

SVP - Society of St. Vincent de Paul Ireland is here to help.

You can request help online at or alternatively email or call your Regional office providing them with your details.

RTE - 'It makes sense' - More young people access mental health supports online

For more information on Jigsaw’s online supports visit,


Jigsaw | | 01 472 7010 | [email protected]



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