Monday, 16 February 2009

Teacher into Industry

There still is a number of places available for Cohort One of the 'Teacher into Industry', currently being offered by the STEM CEIAG Group.

Click on link for more details.


Thursday, 5 February 2009

CEIAG Professional Development

With in each of the Area Learning Communities (ALC), schools are charged with developing a strategic process for improving the curricular provision in their ALC.

In developing their action plan to bring the situation forward, school principals have identified the need to oversee the quality of the CEIAG provision available to all pupils, firstly within their own school, and then within the wider ALC.

Four of the five ALC's within the SELB have instructed the SELB Curriculum Advisory Support Staff (CASS) to organise training for Heads of CEIAG within each of the ALCs. The Venues and dates are:

Dungannon/Cookstown ALC 16th and 17th February 2009 SW College, Dungannon

Newry ALC 2nd and 3rd March 2009 SRC Newry

Banbridge ALC 5th and 6th March 2009 Dromanitine Conference Centre

Craigavon ALC 11th and 12th March 2009 SRC Portadown Campus


Careers Strategy Launched

The joint DEL/DE all age CEIAG strategy: Preparing for Success, Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance was launched on Wednesday 28th January 2009, by the Education Minister, in the new Careers Resource Centre on Ann Street, Belfast.

The goal of impartial information, advice and guidance is defined, with the aim of allowing all people to plan their life and career transitions in an informed and coherent manner.The strategy will be implemented over the next five years, in parallel with the Success through Skills (DEL) and Revised Curriculum and Entitlement Framework (DE).

Press Release

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Monday, 2 February 2009

Bring IT On Campaign

On the 1st January 2009 a series of adverts on television, radio and online were launched. The adverts aim to encourage young people to pursue a career in IT, particularly the software sector.



One to Watch

Success Through Skills. The Department for Employment and Learning is to undertake a skills forecast exercise. It is expected that once complete, the study will forecast the demand for skills in NI in the short, medium and long term under a number of economic growth scenarios.


Labour Market Information

The Department for Employment and Learning has recently published information on each of the Workforce Development Forum (WDF) areas in NI, with some interesting findings.

The reports examine labour market issues within each of the WDF's and provide information on employment, qualifications, vacancies, redundancies, etc..

Read more


Apprenticeship Guarantee

Every week we hear of more redundancies across Northern Ireland in the Automotive, Construction and Engineering sectors.

The Minister of the Department for Employment and Learning, Sir Reg Empey, has given a guarantee, that will ensure apprentices in key skills areas, complete their training.

Those apprentices who are completing apprenticeships in key skills areas of construction, engineering and the motor industry will be able to complete their training, even if they have been made redundant


Unemployment Up Again!

Unemployment figures have increased by 1800, to 35,900 claimants in December 2008. The last time it was this figure was back in August 2002. The Construction Industry equated for 44% of the rise in claimants. Read more.


ESA Bill Presented

The Education for Skills Authority for Northern Ireland will commence for business on the 1st January 2010. The relevant Bill was brought before the Assembly by the Education Minister.



DEL Review of Student Funding

DEL in Northern Ireland has launched a review of variable fees and student finance in Higher Education. Link