The Department of Education and Skills wishes to bring to your attention the "Be Winter Ready" 2013-2014 Information Campaign launched on Monday last the 11th November at the National Emergency Coordination Centre in Dublin by Mr. Alan Shatter Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence and Mr.Phil Hogan Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government.

The main message is to be prepared and know where to find help if you need it.

In this regard the dedicated website www.winterready.ie provides advice under a range of headings one of which is "Schools". Under the heading of "Schools" advice can be found on the following:
• School closures
• Contacting parents
• Making up for lost days
• Junior and Leaving Certificate examinations
• Who to contact for more information
• Contact numbers for local Bus Eireann School Transport Offices
A link to the winter ready website can be found on the home page of the Department of Education and Skills website www.education.ie and also via Esinet.

Advice is also available via Aertel page 592, and, in addition, this year a twitter account @emergencyIE is being launched and the Office of Emergency Planning will be tweeting during the winter period to enhance the "Be Winter Ready" campaign.

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Adult & Further Education Youthreach
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youthreach-cappawhiteThe Youthreach programme responds to the needs of unqualified early school leavers. It is designed to offer integrated general education, vocational training and work experience to young people between the ages of 15 - 20 who have left school early.

While taking part, trainees are set education goals, which aim to increase self-esteem, skill, knowledge and employability. The ethos is learner-centred and experiential with a strong emphasis on personal participation and achievement.

Our Youthreach Centre is located in Cappawhite and is managed by John Neville.

In accordance with the national guidelines, the main objectives at Youthreach, Cappawhite for our trainees are:
  • Second chance education and introductory level training
  • Personal and Social development and increased self esteem
  • Promoting independence, personal autonomy and a pattern of lifelong learning
  • Integration into further education, training opportunities and the labour market
  • Active citizenship and social inclusion
The courses offered combine education, training, and youth-work methodologies. The development of each individual’s capacities and potential is foremost in our efforts. Throughout their participation, young people are supported with an age related training allowance.  However, after January 2009 no allowance is to be paid to any new registration or enrolment under the age of 16 years and any offer of a place to a person under 16 years of age will be made on the condition that no allowances are to be paid. 

The programme offers the following courses:
  • FETAC National Foundation Certificate
  • FETAC National Vocational Certificate Level 4
  • Leaving Certificate Applied
  • Linked Work Experience
  • ECDL
  • Introduction to Salon Hairdressing
  • Safe Pass
  • Driver Theory Test
The following are just some of the modules included in the programme:
  • Communications
  • Languages
  • Work Experience
  • Information Technology
  • Metalwork
  • Woodwork
  • Catering
  • Social Education
Youthreach Contact Details

Youthreach Adult & Further Education Centre
Old Vocational School,
Co. Tipperary.

Tel: (062) 75225
Fax: (062)75225
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Youthreach Manager: Mr. John Neville
Youthreach Resource person: Ms. Joanne Barry



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