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

Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Christmas Decorations

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas around the centre

Thursday, 6 December 2018

Youth Drug and Alcohol Education and Prevention Programme

Our centre is delighted to work in partnership with Aimee Flynn, Foróige in providing a Youth Drug and Alcohol Education and Prevention Programme to trainees on Thursday afternoons from 1.00-2.00pm, commencing today.

This eight week programme has a strong focus on personal development while aiming to empower those taking part:
  •          to develop their own abilities and attributes.
  •         to think for themselves.
  •          to make informed healthy and responsible choices with their lives.

The programme includes education around drugs and alcohol alongside developing self-confidence, self-reliance and enabling participants to gain a greater ability to take charge of their own lives. This programme is delivered in a fun and interactive way and we are looking forward to having it take place in our centre.

Monday, 3 December 2018

Social Media

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Thursday, 29 November 2018

Catering Department Baking

Last week trainees from the catering department baked some delicious tasty treats for our board of directors annual general meeting. Well done to all the bakers - they looked scrumptious😋

Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Visitors To Our Centre

We were delighted to have staff and trainees from Leitrim CTC visit our centre today.  There was an opportunity to have a tour of the centre following some refreshments provided by our catering department.

Pictured are staff and trainees from Leitrim CTC with some of our catering trainees

Friday, 9 November 2018

Comhairle na nOg

Some of our trainees represented the centre at the Comhairle AGM in the Radisson Hotel, Sligo at the end of October. Well done to Jamie who was elected to the committee. Photo by courtesy of Elaine Granaghan, Youth Officer, Comhairle na nOg.

Friday, 26 October 2018

Sligo CTC now has a Facebook page!

Sligo Community Training Centre now has a Facebook page Share it with your friends!  Follow and like our page to keep updated through Facebook on all the activities and news that happens in the centre.

Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Kayak Race

We would like to acknowledge Joey's success in the kayak race yesterday on the Garavogue River. 
Well done Joey!  This race was in memory of Alex McGourty 

Thursday, 18 October 2018

Maths Week

To mark Maths Week, IT trainee Allison calculated the deductions applied to training allowances payable to both those over & under 18 years if training time is missed. Following this she designed & created a leaflet using for trainees, especially those new to the centre, to help them be aware of how much money they will be receiving each week. A copy of the leaflet is displayed in all core training areas of the centre.

Leaflets designed by Allison


The trainees took part in a kayaking session today and yesterday under the instruction of both Eddie Loftus and Tommy Craddock.  The trainees had an great fun new experience.  We would like to thank the Grammar School for providing the facilities and Tommy and Eddie for their excellent guidance to the trainees. 

There is competition on Monday 5th involving Summerhill College and Grammar School and Ursuline College.