Donegal apprentices graduate at first in-person ceremony since 2019 


Thirty-seven apprentices from Donegal recently graduated at the first in-person ceremony in the North West region since 2019. Donegal Education and Training presented the graduates with their certificates at a graduation ceremony in Carrick-on-Shannon on Friday last, November 18. The graduates qualified in the following apprenticeships: Electrical, Plumbing, Carpentry and Joinery, Mechanical Automotive Maintenance Fitter, […]


A service that reaches into every ‘nook and cranny’


THE pandemic has forever changed the way we think about education and a blended approach to learning should be embraced for the benefit of everyone, says Cróna Gallagher. Ms Gallagher is Director of Further Education and Training (FET) with Donegal Education and Training Board. With many people in ‘back to school’ mode and school leavers […]


Donegal ETB launches FET Fortnight


Donegal ETB’s Further Education and Training (FET) Service has today launched its FET Fortnight online event which starts next week. As the largest education and training provider in the county, each year its FET Service hosts a huge FET Fair to showcase its wide range of education and training opportunities. This event is usually attended […]


A career on the front line of life changing decisions


  FURTHER education and training is a sector which caters for everybody. It is where adults can take classes to revisit their basic skills, where mature students return to learning and where people of all ages sit side by side on courses taken with an eye to employment or progression. For the past nineteen years, […]


Letterkenny man catches top job with Donegal ETB


LETTERKENNY man Andy McGovern has been appointed by Donegal ETB as its new Director of Organisation Support and Development (OSD). Mr McGovern replaced Mr Jim McGlynn who retired at the end of December. He has been working at Letterkenny Institute of Technology as Finance Manager for twenty-two years. A former student of St Eunan’s College […]


Career included many changes in Donegal ETB


When Jim McGlynn completed his Leaving Certificate Examinations in 1977 his goal, like many of his peers of that time, was to get a secure, permanent and pensionable job. The attractions of a dependable salary, pension entitlements and the chance of promotion with one employer drew the young Glenfin man towards the Donegal Vocational Education […]


Charting the road from despair to redemption


THE journey from despair to redemption has been carefully plotted through the songs of a Donegal man’s new album ‘Fearless’ which has just been released. Tom Bonner from Ballybofey works with Donegal ETB. He also the father of three young children, twins Lola and Rueben (11) and eight-year-old Iris. An arts graduate from NUI Galway, […]


Changes at ETB schools across Donegal


Donegal ETB has made six senior appointments to its team of Principals and Deputy Principals in four of its post-primary schools across the county for the next academic year. Donegal ETB is the largest education and training provider in the county and manages fifteen out of the county’s twenty-seven post-primary schools. In Carrick two appointments […]


Donegal ETB’s Education and Training Fair 24th January


Donegal ETB’s annual Further Education and Training (FET) Fair will take place on Wednesday 24 January in the Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny. The Fair remains the county’s number one opportunity to discover learning, attracting over one thousand adults and young people each year. January is traditionally the time to take stock of the year that […]