Sound advice for parents
Cork CYPSC has developed and launched a series of attractive and helpful information leaflets for parents providing practical advice on a range of topics including expressing feelings, adapting to change and staying internet safe.Click here to download the information leaflets.
Seen and heard; voices of homelessness ‘Many Hearts, No Homes – Voices from the front line of Homelessness’ is an important piece of research that explores and promotes understanding of the needs and priorities of families experiencing homelessness within the South Dublin area.Click here to read more.
Changing social attitudes to trans people
Waterford CYPSC and Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI) are working together to promote transgender awareness in schools. Their recent seminar focused on promoting inclusion and the development of a supportive environment within the education sectorClick here to read more.
Providing advantage gets families to school
A simple but effective pilot school transport initiative in County Meath has achieved impressive results. Sustained funding is required to ensure students continue to get to school on time and stay connected in school and in afterschool activities.Click here to read more.
Emotive & challenging child-to-parent violence
Training to support responses to child-to-parent violence and abuse aims to empower and support parents and carers in preventing and responding to violent and controlling behaviour of children and teenagers. Louth CYPSC hosted multi-agency training on the Non-Violent Resistance model (NVR); the first in the county.Click here to read more.
Dublin City North charting progress “Over 200 interagency stakeholders were involved in CYPSC actions, and an estimated 5,000 children and young people benefited from CYPSC initiatives”; is one of the messages shared at Dublin City North CYPSC’s gathering to reflect on implementation of year 1 of their Children and Young People’s Plan.Click hereto read more.
Pathways of progression for youth in Kerry
Clear information is needed for parents and young people with additional support needs including, disability and learning difference, in order to assist them to progress to the most appropriate training and education opportunities. Kerry’s Progressive Pathways Fair aimed to do just that.Click here to read more.
Ingredients for Collaboration
Monaghan CYPSC and Sub-group members immersed themselves in a one-day workshop to imagine and realise what makes for good collaborative working. Its about creating authentic visions and strategies for addressing the shared concerns.Click here to read more.
CYPSC Making the Connections
New GAISCE – CYPSC Partnership
Gaisce, The President’s Award and Children and Young People’s Services Committees held a workshop together in April to discuss creating a partnership to realise 18-24 year old membership on all CYPSC. The foundations of a collaboration have been laid. A number of CYPSC areas will be selected to test implementation.Click here for more information.
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Further to our recent attendance at the National Centre for Guidance in Education (NCGE) forum in The Clock Tower DES, we circulated a link on the DES website to the ‘DES/Indecon’ Report of the Independent Review of Career Guidance Tools and Information.
In addition IACTO also welcomes news of the SOLAS’ Apprenticeship Jobs Portal – https://www.apprenticeshipjobs.ie/ Development of this Portal by SOLAS will allow individuals search for an Apprenticeship in their locality, while facilitating Employers to post information regarding their hosting of apprentices for training. The Portal is a significant development toward meeting the Indecon Review of Career Guidance recommendations regarding enhancing ‘Enterprise Engagement’ and is also of significance in the context of the recommendation regarding the development of a ‘national careers portal’.
One of our founding IACTO Board members (George Flynn pictured on the left with our Chairperson Guss O’Connell) retired this week from the Board of IACTO. We took the opportunity at our 2019 AGM to say a huge heartfelt ‘Thank You’ as we wished George the very best with his future plans, and 3rd career stage a.k.a. ‘passing the torch’.
We will miss his wit, wisdom, friendship, good counsel and complete learner centred focus in all that he did and will continue to do for learners in the D10 area for another while we hope.
“A huge well done to some of our wonderful CTC Board members, GMs and Staff who participated in the first CTC ‘TEL pilot’ in partnership with An Cosán Virtual Community College (VCC). It was a lovely ceremony held in the beautiful surrounds of St Catherine’s Church on Thomas St. in Dublin. May you all continue your lifelong learning journey and inspire CTC colleagues and learners alike on theirs”
North Wall CTC & KPMG win Dublin Docklands Business Forum for 2016
GET CENTS is a financial literacy programme unique to North Wall CTC & KPMG, it has been running since 2009 with over 300 learners certified
Award was presented in the Gibson Hotel Dublin
Left to rgt: Trevor Moore (GM), Karina Howley (CSR Manager KPMG) & Tony O’Dwyer (Chairperson) Fr Rgt: Trevor Moore (GM North Wall) & Tony O’Dwyer (Chairperson North Wall CTC)
Blanchardstown CTC “Best Blogging Group” Second year in a row.
The digital Media group from Blanchardstown CTC, has won the award for “Best Blogging Group” yet again this year at the X-Hale Youth Awards at the Light House Cinema last Thursday.
Well done to the Digital Media Group on your achievement!
“National Career Skills Competition 2016 Aware Ceremony”
High Commended Adult Leaner, Sadbh McCoy & Tutor Rory McEvitt, Kylemore Community Community Training Centre