Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Leitrim CTC visit

Laura and the girls from the hairdressing course at Leitrim CTC visited the centre today

CTC Garden

My name is Patrick and I am a computer trainee at Sligo CTC. As part of my An Gaisce this week I started working on tidying up on our planter beds from last year. These are located at the back of the building. They are very over-grown and need to be cut back. I enjoy getting outside and working on the garden.

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Waste Prevention & Recycling Tips

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Recycling and Food Waste Talk

Simon Rooney from waste to zero came to the centre yesterday and gave a very informative talk and demonstration to trainees and staff on waste management, composting and recycling.  There is a a lot of confusion as to which bin to put recyclables and waste into. Simon  provided helpful hints on how to manage our recycling/food waste bins, reduce contamination and preserve the quality of recyclable material. Simon is also a recycling ambassadors for the #binsorted initiative.
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Monday, 22 January 2018

Recycling and Food Waste

Today we started to improve recycling and food waste in the kitchen and canteen!  

Thursday, 18 January 2018

Recycling at Sligo CTC

As part of Health Promotion Sligo CTC are currently developing a recycling policy and improving recycling at Sligo CTC.  We are also working on a mural project on the environment for the back yard of the centre in conjunction with Sligo Leader Board. More details to follow in the coming weeks!

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

A day in hairdressing at Sligo CTC

The hairdressing trainees had a busy morning doing roller setting and hair treatments.

Monday, 15 January 2018

Hairdressing Course - Leitrim CTC

This new course in Carrick on Shannon  introduces learners to the exciting world of hairdressing. The purpose of this course is to enable the learner to acquire the knowledge, skill and competence in hairdressing basin skills, blow drying hair, roller setting hair, colouring and essential hairdressing related theory.  Learners will also get an opportunity to participate in work experience in a salon.  For more info contact Paul 9623365.

Trainees working on their hairdressing skills under the instruction of Laura Holahan (Hairdressing Tutor)

Leitrim CTC - Make-up Demo

Louise Farrelly (Make up Artist and HD Brow Specialist) visited Leitrim CTC last week and gave a very enjoyable make-up demo.  Pictured above Louise Farrelly, Laura Holahan (Hairdressing Tutor) and trainees.

Thursday, 11 January 2018

Leitrim Community Training Centre

Sligo CTC has recently opened a new Community Training Centre  in Leitrim.  It was opened on the 23rd October 2017. The centre is located a short distance from the town centre at No 2, Park Lane, Carrick on Shannon, Co Leitrim.  It is moving to a new premised in Spring 2018. Hairdressing is the first course being provided at the new centre, the purpose of the course is to enable the learner to acquire the knowledge, skill and competence in hairdressing. A catering course will commence  at the centre in early 2018 and these courses will be supported by additional modules.  Best of luck to Paul, Laura and the hairdressing trainees at Leitrim CTC!

For more information please contact Paul at 087 6601002 or contact the centre directly at
071 9623365

Back row, l-r; Anthony Quinn, Mayo Sligo Leitrim Education Training Board (ETB); Mairead Cox, Leitrim Community Training Centre (CTC); Kerrie Kennedy, Lorraine Stokes, Saoirse Caller, Stacey McLoughlin, Claire Reilly, and Gavin Dykes, Leitrim CTC, Front row, l-r; Mary O'Hara, Leitrim CTC; Paul Hynes, Leitrim CTC; Cllr Finola Armstrong McGuire, Cathaoirleach, Leitrim County Counsil, who launched the course and Laura Holahan, Leitrim CTC, course tutor
Back row, l-r; Shane McManus,Youth Officer; Mayo Sligo Leitrim ETB; Catherine Martin, Director of Carrick-on-Shannon Education Centre; Fiona McCormack, Department of Social Protection; Paul Hynes, Leitrim CTC; Nicole Fitzpatrick and Catherine Meehan, Lifestart; Anthony Quinn, Mayo Sligo Leitrim ETB and Gavin Dykes, Leitrim CTC, course tutor, Cllr Finola Armstrong-McGuire, Cathaoirleach, Leitrim County Council; Mary O'Hara, Leitrim CTC, and Mairead Cox, Leitrim CTC
Hairdressing Course participants, from left, Kerrie Kennedy, Lorraine Stokes, Cllr Finola Armstrong-McGuire, Cathaoirleach, Leitrim Country Council, who launched the course, Saoirse Callery, Stacey McLoughlin  Claire Reilly.

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