Tuesday, 22 October 2019

Certification Day - Personal Achievement Award

This year’s Personal Achievement Award went to a very worthy recipient; Andrew Farrell who achieved all his goals in the centre and since leaving has progressed onto a Level 5 Accounting Technician course in MSLETB.  We wish him every success for the future.



Certification Day 2019





Monday, 21 October 2019

Certification Day 2019

Our annual Certification Day took place last Friday morning Oct 18th in The Glasshouse Hotel Sligo.  It was a joyous occasion and we had lots to celebrate including recognising the 32 learners who had achieved QQI Awards.  Between them these learners successfully completed a total of 151 component awards which breaks down as follows:

QQI Level 3 Major Award in Employability Skills – 5 Learners
QQI Level 4 Major Award in General Learning – 4 Learners
QQI Component Award Levels 3 & 4 – 25 Learners

In addition, the following certificates were also presented:
ECDL Certificate – 3 Learners
Safe Food for Life Certificate – 4 Learners
Gaisce Bronze Award – 9 Learners

Learners who participated in an Outdoor Recreation Programme were also presented with certificates of completion by William Britton and Barry Hannigan from North West Adventure Tours.

This year’s Personal Achievement Award went to a very worthy recipient; Andrew Farrell who achieved all his goals in the centre and since leaving has progressed onto a Level 5 Accounting Technician course in MSLETB.  We wish him every success for the future.


We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who attended our event and helped make it such a success.  We would especially like to thank our key speakers, Cllr Gino O’Boyle, Mayor of Sligo and Seán Burke, Area Manager, MSLETB Training Centres – Sligo & Ballina.  Also our representative employers who spoke, Éilis Dillon, Principal, St Cecilia’s School and Yvonne Sweeney, Receptionist/Salon Co-ordinator, Salon 2.  And last but certainly not least our brave learners past and present who generously shared their experiences with us; Adam Lynch, Ahmad Khaled and Leanne Cox.

An Gaisce Awards


Primary Certificates in Safe Food
QQI Component, Level 3 and Level 4 Awards

North West Adventures Awards



€500 Donation to North West Hospice




Thursday, 17 October 2019

U19 Ireland v's Denmark

A group of trainees attended an U19 Ireland v's Denmark game in the showgrounds on Monday.  Unfortunately Ireland lost with a score of 2 - 0 

Monday, 14 October 2019

Pieta House Fundraising Walk

On Friday Sligo CTC as part of Mental Health Awareness week took part in a fundraising walk, followed by a healthy breakfast and a fun quiz.  Thanks to all the staff and trainees for donating €2 each.  All proceeds went to Pieta House.

Pieta House Fundraising Walk
Refreshments back at the centre after our walk
Building Tower Exercise using marshmallows, spaghetti and tape

Thursday, 10 October 2019

Wednesday, 9 October 2019

Mental Health Week - Mindfulness

Mindfulness sessions are available with Mary running in the centre on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday this week to promote positive mental health awareness.

Good Mental Health



Useful Websites - Mental Health and Wellbeing


Mental Health Awareness Week - Kayaking

Well done to Joey, Gvido, Adam and Geoffrey who took part in the Call of The Wild schools kayaking camp 2019.  Thanks to Tommy Craddock from the Sligo Grammar School for the kayaking lessons and to the Sligo Sports Partnership.

Monday, 7 October 2019

Mental Health Awareness Week - Autumn Walk

The computer group out for a nice walk along the Garavogue river as part of the 5000 steps to Wellness promoted by Mental Health Ireland

Mental Health Awareness Week - Samba Drumming


Today trainees got the opportunity to try out samba drumming as part of mental health awareness week. Thanks to our instructor Stephanie.  This was a very enjoyable stress-free drumming session.