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How Adele’s Leaving Cert achievement paved the way for her dream job

first_imgA young mother found her dream job in nursing after returning to education to do her Leaving Cert with Donegal ETB’s Further Education and Training (FET) Service.Adele Dempsey (aged 31) left school at 15, but it was only after starting a family that she realised the value of a Leaving Cert education.“My oldest girl was nine at the time. She was coming home with her homework and I was struggling to help her. I left school because I got work but things were different back then,” Adele told Donegal Daily. Adele Dempsey’s Leaving Cert qualification enabled her to train to become a NurseDonegal ETB’s two-year Leaving Cert for adults programme was the perfect option for Adele, as her youngest boy was just one year old and she could have him close by in a creche while she attended classes. This support gave Adele the confidence to go back to education in 2012.“The teachers and staff give you loads of support,” she said.Adele said her biggest adjustment with going back to education was the change in home and family routine.“I found it hard in the first few weeks, managing kids, dinners and homework. I got sitting down to do my work after 8 or 9 at night. But the teachers didn’t give you much homework. The teachers were a big help getting you back into a routine of studying.” All learners study the six Leaving Cert subjects of English, Maths, History, Geography, Biology and Business.Adele found the style of teaching and learning with ETB staff suited her well and set her up for college.“The teachers don’t spoon feed you, they help you work things out so you understand. They really take their time with each person to make sure everyone is on the same page,” she said.Adele also explained how the programme is structured to ease learners back into a study routine.“They start you off with the basics and everything you’ve learned fits into place by second year,” she said. “It is great for people who left school early or have done Leaving Cert Applied and are finding it hard to get into colleges and get job offers. They might not have the confidence to go back, thinking it’s like school, but the way they teach, they really push you to do your best and they know what you can achieve.”The Donegal ETB adult guidance counsellors inspired Adele to go beyond the Leaving Certificate and apply for college.“I always wanted to do nursing but I just never thought I’d have the points to apply for a course. The guidance counsellor told me to apply and see how it goes.”Adele successfully got her offer to study General Nursing at LYIT. Five years later, she has a full-time role in nursing at Letterkenny University Hospital. Donegal ETB’s Adult Education Officer Charles Gorney said learners can gain much more than a Leaving Cert qualification from the course.“Learners often gain a confidence they felt they didn’t have before and Adele’s experience is a great example of this. Doing the Leaving Cert as an adult is a big step but we have an excellent pass rate and many learners go onto higher education programmes afterwards.” said Charles.“For anyone who currently finds themselves unemployed and would like to get back to work, don’t be afraid to call our guidance staff on 0749178088 and they can discuss our range of courses with you and answer any questions you may have.  You can also apply online for many of our courses through www.fetchcourses.ie if you prefer to apply that way.”Donegal ETB’s Further Education and Training (FET) Service offers a range of courses to help those who are unemployed to get back to the workplace. These courses are offered through the Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme (VTOS), Back to Education Initiative (BTEI), Traineeships and Specific Skills Training.For more information about courses for the unemployed, visit https://www.donegaletb.ie/further-education-training/fet-programmes-explained/ or email [email protected] with course inquiries.How Adele’s Leaving Cert achievement paved the way for her dream job was last modified: June 11th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:adult educationback to educationcareersDonegal ETBeducationexamsLeaving Certificatelast_img read more

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Raiders mailbag: Revisiting some criticisms and assessing the most pleasant surprise

first_imgALAMEDA — Besides fielding questions for the Raiders mailbag, I also had a few questions of my own, asking whether fans felt any better about quarterback Derek Carr, top draft pick Clelin Ferrell and defensive coordinator Paul Guenther in light of the club’s recent surge. All three have had some pointed criticism in this forum in recent weeks. I also asked what has been the most pleasant surprise in the 5-4 start.Her … Click here if you’re unable to view the photo gallery on your mobile device.last_img read more

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Rains slowing up harvest progress this week Between the Rows

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Brandon Monebrake, Preble Co.We’re about finished with beans. I think we have about 60 acres left and it just started raining about 15 minutes ago. We had two tenths on Sunday two weeks ago and we got back in the next day.We ran about 100 acres of corn while we were waiting on some beans and then we switched back over to beans. We are very happy with the bean crop. It turned out to be pretty decent and over all of our acres it is averaging around 61 or 62 bushels. We were not expecting that. The beans in New Paris were terrific and they were later and the last rain really helped them a lot. Our best beans, though, were the earliest beans and they were 69 and 70 bushels.Once we got off of the fencerows, the fields were a lot cleaner than we thought they would be when we got back in them. The field we finished yesterday is usually a really bad horseweed farm and there were only a few right up by the road. We sprayed twice and got them under control this year.We’re going to try and get some more corn run here around home and cross our fingers and hope we can get the last beans in the next week. Today they are calling for an inch of rain but the radar looks like we might get more than that. There is a lot of yellow coming. There is a good chance of rain through Thursday so that would take care of getting much done this week.  Hopefully some of the rain holds off.We are getting ready to work on the auger tractor and our grain cart tractor needs work too. Other than that, the combine is running well.It would be nice to get another couple weeks of warmer weather to dry the corn. Our earliest corn is at 21% and we have a later corn that is two points drier. I guess it all depends on what it had to go through.For the rest of this week’s reports, click here.last_img read more

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Warriors think Westbrook’s style is ‘easy to defend’—report

first_imgFrontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ LATEST STORIES Read Next Although most defenses appeared helpless against the seemingly unstoppable guard, the reigning NBA champions Golden State Warriors reportedly do not fear his daredevil play style.In an episode of the “Low Post” podcast, ESPN’s Zach Lowe shared that some members from the Warriors locker room believe that the high-flying guard is “so easy to defend, it’s like cake to them.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAlthough his statistical average against the Warriors remained stellar, Westbrook only shot 37.5 percent from the field and turned the ball over 32 times in four contests. The Thunder also dropped all four games.However, he visibly lacked on-court support last year, often putting the entire team on his shoulders for most of the year. Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook walks down the court in the final seconds of Game 2 of the team’s NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Houston Rockets, Wednesday, April 19, 2017, in Houston.  APAfter averaging a triple-double and bagging the 2017 NBA MVP Award, its’ safe to say that Russell Westbrook had his way against most NBA defenders throughout the 2016-2017 NBA season.The 28-year-old point guard relied on his freakish athleticism to dominate the competition, tallying unworldly averages of 31.6 points, 10.7 boards and 10.4 dimes, while playing 81 games for the Oklahoma City Thunder.ADVERTISEMENT BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday PLAY LIST 03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?02:25Raptors or Warriors? PBA players take their pick of NBA champ01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Gamescenter_img Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC That won’t be the case this year, as fellow perennial All Stars Paul George and Carmelo Anthony are now on board and ready to take some load off the mercurial guard. /ra Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Offseason overhaul complete, new era begins for Celtics LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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a month agoArsenal determined to find taker for Mesut Ozil

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Arsenal determined to find taker for Mesut Ozilby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal remain determined to find a taker for Mesut Ozil.The Sun says the Gunners are now considering offloading him in January and will contribute to his monster wages, much like Manchester United with Alexis Sanchez.United are thought to be paying £425,000 of the Chilean’s £505,00-a-week wages while he is at Inter Milan.Unai Emery has rarely used Ozil during his time at the Emirates.And the former Real Madrid star has started just one game in the Premier League this season – playing 71 minutes of the 2-2 draw with Watford.Emery had appeared set on flogging Ozil over the summer – either permanently or on loan.Turkish giants Fenerbahce expressed interest in taking the midfielder, but couldn’t come close to affording his outrageous wage demands. last_img read more

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Clemson Releases Video To Tease New Mach Speed Uniforms

first_imgclemson new uniforms with the tiger paw.clemson new uniforms videoFriday night, Clemson dropped a short video to tease its new Nike Mach Speed uniforms for the 2016 season. Oddly enough, they quickly deleted it. Tuesday, it’s been re-released. In the clip, star quarterback Deshaun Watson models the news digs, which feature larger jersey numbers, Tigers Paws on the shoulder, sleeve numbers and a Tiger Paw outline on the side of the pants. Check it out:Tradition. Style. Championship Swagger.All at a @usnikefootball Mach Speed pace.Welcome to 2016 in Tiger Town.https://t.co/pVbB2WUMSE— Clemson Football (@ClemsonFB) April 12, 2016Clemson fans – do you like the slight changes? Or were you happy with what the team wore last year?last_img read more

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DoubleDouble Nunavut style

first_imgAPTN National NewsNunavut is the last frontier left in Canada and people who live there are used to not having all the comforts the rest of the country takes for granted.Now you can scratch one of those differences off the list.As APTN National News reporter Kent Driscoll explains, southern coffee culture now has a northern foothold.last_img

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3 notes from Urban Meyers Monday press conference

Redshirt senior wide receiver Corey Smith (84) goes up for a catch against Indiana on Oct. 3 in Bloomington, Indiana. OSU won 34-27. Credit: Samantha Hollingshead / Photo EditorOn Monday following Ohio State’s 34-27 win in Bloomington, Indiana, OSU coach Urban Meyer addressed the media to discuss thoughts about the Indiana game and where his team stands heading into its Week 6 matchup against Maryland.Here are three topics that were covered by the coach.InjuriesDuring the second half against Indiana, redshirt wide receiver Corey Smith was carted off the field with a leg injury suffered when a pile of players rolled up on him.It was alluded to after the game that the Akron native was out for the year. On Monday, Meyer confirmed it.“My heart bleeds for that guy, and so do the rest of our team,” Meyer said.Smith had 20 catches for 255 yards in 2014 and this year had five grabs for 62 yards. He also played a key role on the coverage side of special teams due to his downfield speed.Meyer said Smith suffered a “similar injury to Noah Brown,” who was lost for the season with a broken leg during practice before OSU’s first game.However, Meyer said it is a possibility that Smith’s time in college might not be up as a medical redshirt is a possibility to bring him back for a sixth year.“From what I understand there’s a chance we can get one more year back,” Meyer said. “We’re going to see what happens.”Meyer also said that sophomore H-back Curtis Samuel, who did not have any touches in Saturday’s game, was limited in practice all week with back spasms but is doing better, and redshirt freshman wide receiver Parris Campbell should return to action against Maryland after missing two games with a leg injury.Areas of focusWhile OSU topped the Hoosiers to stay undefeated and top-ranked in the nation, Meyer said there are two ongoing areas of concern that plague the team: red-zone offense and turnovers.Meyer called them “two areas of strength in the past” that “are not strengths right now.”The Buckeyes had three turnovers against Indiana — two fumbles lost by redshirt sophomore H-back Jalin Marshall and an interception by redshirt junior quarterback Cardale Jones.The Buckeyes have committed 13 turnovers so far this year: seven interceptions and six lost fumbles. Their minus-four turnover margin is 101st in the country.OSU’s red-zone scoring rate of 75 percent ranks 108th in the nation. In 16 trips to the red zone, the Buckeyes have scored six touchdowns, hit six field goals and have come up empty four times. None of the six touchdowns were of the passing variety.Meyer said a discussion has happened about using a two-quarterback system with redshirt sophomore J.T. Barrett stepping in for Jones inside the 20-yard line, but no decision has been made.Assessing BraxtonRedshirt senior Braxton Miller did not factor in much on Saturday’s box score, but Meyer felt happy enough with the H-back’s performance to designate him a “champion” from the game.Miller had one run for 14 yards, and caught the first pass of the game for a large loss of nine yards. He was also flagged for a chop block that took away a touchdown.“He deserves touches,” Meyer said. “He’s an electric player with the ball in his hand. We just have not got him loose the last couple of games.”Meyer praised Miller’s perimeter blocking against Indiana, and pointed out that while Miller graded out as a champion on Saturday, he did not in the opener at Virginia Tech despite producing 140 yards of offense and two touchdowns. read more

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Ohio State revamps athletic academic logos

Ohio State released a new athletic logo to the public Monday, the same day it approved the use of the non-rounded in Block “O” in its academic logo. After a Board of Trustees vote Friday, the Block “O” will also take the place of the round “O” on OSU’s university seal, which is mostly seen on diplomas and official university documents. Jacquie Aberegg, assistant vice president of OSU marketing, told the Cleveland Plain Dealer that school officials started working on updating the seal about two years ago. The end result was all part of OSU’s mission to give the school one notable identity that gives it the best representation of academics and athletics. “We engaged hundreds of students, alumni, faculty, staff and parents through the course of this project and looked for a visual cue,” Aberegg told the Plain Dealer. “We learned that there is a common link – that the symbol is symbolic of all of those things, the breadth and depth of the academic program and the connection to the athletics. The Block “O” is the best of our history and will help us into the future.” School officials told the Plain Dealer that changes to these university symbols will be put into effect over the next few years during which time current material, like stationary, is used up. Officials told the paper that the new logo will be applied online, to documents and on buildings, but more permanent items will not be replaced. While the Block “O” has been OSU athletic department’s logo for decades, the words “Ohio State” on the department’s symbol will be all black instead of black and white now. The academic logo has been changed to a Block “O” with the words “The Ohio State University” to the right of it. No changes were made to the OSU Alumni Association’s logo of a Block “O” with a Buckeye leaf over top of it. read more

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