Thursday, 17 January 2019

Sports & Recreation Course - Injury Prevention

Trainees on our Sports and Recreation course know the importance of injury prevention. 

Injury prevention involves various movements, and both static and dynamic stretches to increase flexibility and strengthen muscles to help improve the bodies ability to perform and reduce the risk of injury. Being aware of this and partaking in a predefined programme is a vital part of the sports course as trainees are active on a daily basis.


Sports trainees participating in their morning injury prevention programme

Monday, 14 January 2019

IT Sligo Open Evening

IT Sligo Open Evening: An Open Evening will be held at IT Sligo on Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 from 6-8pm. For more information click on the link above.

Interview Skills Workshop

A big thanks to Elaine from Fastrack to Information Technology (FIT) who delivered a very interesting Interview Skills Workshop to trainees from the Work Experience Group last week. We look forward to having Elaine back in the centre at the end of the month. 

Tuesday, 8 January 2019

Single-use plastics banned in Irish government offices

Since last week our government have banned the purchase of single-use plastic cups, cutlery and straws in government offices.

In our centre we have stopped using single-use plastic cups for almost a year now and have not looked back since!
Tweet taken from @RichardbrutonTD 



Monday, 7 January 2019

Recycle Your Old Batteries

Now that our Christmas decorations are packed away for another year, don't forgot to recycle your old batteries. We have a number of boxes available around the centre, you get to recycle those old batteries while supporting LauraLynn Children's Hospice.
Battery recycling boxes are available around the centre

Friday, 4 January 2019

Christmas Party

We had a wonderful centre Christmas Party on Thursday 20th of December. Following delicious  dinner and desserts we had a festive themed table quiz. Our Christmas Jumper Day raised over €135 for LauraLynn Children's Hospice. Thank you to all who supported.

Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Centre Christmas Party

Our Christmas Party takes place tomorrow, Thursday the 20th December including a Christmas Jumper Day for LauraLynn Children’s Hospice.

Everyone is asked to wear a Christmas jumper on the day and donate €2. All who donate will be entered into a raffle.

LauraLynn is Ireland’s only children’s hospice and while it is based in Dublin they work will families from every county and is currently working with families from Sligo. Please give generously. 





Chef Neven Maguire's Visit To Our Centre

One of Ireland’s best known and loved chefs Neven Maguire visited our centre on Friday. The morning saw Neven meeting with trainees from the catering department while he observed them bake. Following the presentation of a hamper, all trainees and staff gathered in the canteen to hear Neven speak about his own training, owning his own restaurant and cookery school and his pathway to becoming a celebrity chef. He then gave freely of his time in answering the many questions asked of him by trainees. 
Neven was accompanied by Cllr Sinead Maguire on his visit to the centre. We would like to thank Neven for coming to see us at Sligo CTC and to Sinead for making the occasion possible.

 Neven Maguire and Cllr. Sinead Maguire with catering trainees and tutor Mairead


Mairead Cox, Neven Maguire, Jamie Clarke, Cllr. Sinead Maguire


 Gavin Dykes, Cllr. Sinead Maguire, Neven Maguire, Tyrieke Farrell, Mairead Cox


Neven Maguire speaking in the centre