Four Limerick Adult Education programmes up for prestigious award

first_imgMIC Societies scoop four Board of Irish College Societies national awards Email Is fearr Gaeilge bhriste ná Béarla cliste TAGSMary Immaculate CollegeMobile ITNiamh O’ReillySTAR awards Linkedin Previous articleMark E Smith and The Fall celebratedNext articleLimerick hub to deal with €400 million HAP transactions Staff Reporter WhatsApp Advertisement Limerick Post Show | Is fearr Gaeilge bhriste ná Béarla cliste Four Limerick Adult Education Programmes in the running for prestigious adult education awardFour Limerick Adult Education programmes have been shortlisted for an AONTAS STAR Award.The STAR Awards (Showcasing Teamwork, Awarding Recognition) are an awards initiative organised by the national adult learning organisation, AONTAS, to recognise and celebrate the work undertaken by adult learning initiatives throughout Ireland.The shortlisted programmes include: Health Matters Naturally, based in Southill, has been shortlisted for its programme providing complimentary health services to local residents. Mary Immaculate College has been shortlisted for the Certificate in General Learning and Personal Development (CGLPD). The course is designed to enhance the academic, social and personal development for adults with intellectual disabilities to promote active citizenship and increased employability. The LINC Programme, is a course delivered by a consortium led by Mary Immaculate College (MIC) working in conjunction with Early Childhood Ireland and Maynooth University-Froebel Department of Primary and Early Childhood Education. This one-year course is designed to facilitate practising early years’ educators to promote the inclusion of children with additional needs. Mobile IT, based in Bruree, has been shortlisted for its programme delivering IT training to disadvantaged communities.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Commenting on the shortlist, Niamh O’Reilly, CEO of AONTAS, said: “The STAR awards are an opportunity to celebrate the positive contribution that adult education initiatives make to individual adult learners, local communities and wider society. The quality of nominations was exceptional.”Learners and staff from shortlisted programmes will be invited to the 12th AONTAS STAR Award ceremony on Monday, 5th March in Number 6 Kildare Street Dublin, where the STAR Award winners will be announced. The theme of this year’s festival is #LoveLifelongLearning.More about education here.center_img Twitter New Report from MIC Reveals the Reality of Human Trafficking in Ireland Limerick’s Student Radio Station Wired FM Celebrates 25 Years on Air Facebook Week-long Celebration of Women as MIC Marks International Women’s Day Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsEducationFour Limerick Adult Education programmes up for prestigious awardBy Staff Reporter – February 9, 2018 2670 last_img