Donegal ETB has announced details of its 2018 Further Education and Training (FET) fair that is due to host over 1,000 people on January 24.

A spokeswoman said: "The fair remains the county’s number one opportunity to discover learning, attracting over 1,000 adults and young people each year.

"January is traditionally the time to take stock of the year that has passed and plan for the year to come.

"For those who would like to take a different path in 2018 the Fair is the ideal opportunity to investigate what education opportunities are available locally and discover learning with Donegal ETB and other providers.

"There will be a wide range of options available: part-time and full-time learning, courses to help refresh the basics or develop knowledge in a range of areas of interest, including courses for recreation and courses to improve employment prospects."


Adrian French, Adrian McLaughlin, Sean Eadie and Martin McLean at the Donegal ETB Further Education and Training Fair in the Mount Errigal Hotel, 2017. Photo: Clive Wasson. 

Dovile Katauskiene, Jacqueline McGrory, Patrice Gillespie and Dawn McGuiness at the Donegal ETB Further Education and Training Fair in 2017. Photo: Clive Wasson.

The spokeswoman added for the 2018 event: "Donegal ETB tutors and advisers will be there on the day to talk through what Donegal ETB has to offer.

"Information will be available on Apprenticeships, new and exciting Traineeship courses and industry certified courses.

"Try your hand at virtual reality welding or speak to current learners to find out firsthand what it’s like to undertake a course with Donegal ETB.

"The ETB’s strong links with universities, ITs and Colleges of Further Education mean progression opportunities for learners will be represented too.

"Citizens' Information officials, Department of Employment and Social Protection and SUSI Student Grants will provide general information on the supports available to support a return to learning."

In 2016, almost 12,000 learners completed courses in more than 120 venues across the county, making Donegal ETB the largest FET provider in the county, offering opportunities to retrain, upskill, get on the job work experience and progress onto higher education.

For more information please contact Donegal ETB’s Adult Guidance and Information Service on 0749178088 or email [email protected] or visit them at 2nd Floor, McKendrick Place, Pearse Road, Letterkenny.

Further updates on the 2018 FET Fair can be found on Donegal ETB’s website ( and Twitter and Facebook accounts (@DonegalETB) between now and the Fair.

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