Donegal ETB and LYIT Sign Historic Agreement
The Chief Executive of Donegal Education and Training Board (ETB), Ms Anne McHugh, and the President of Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT), Mr Paul Hannigan, have signed a ground-breaking agreement to step up the collaboration and co-operation of both organisations in the north west region. As it stands, LYIT already enrols a significant number of students from schools in Donegal ETB and also through the further education and post-Leaving Certificate colleges sector every year. This number is set to grow significantly as LYIT and the Donegal ETB have now formalised their links, which will help to create smooth and seamless pathways for students. The agreement will help to map existing provision and stream line future provision to ensure maximise education and training opportunities.
Speaking at the launch, Ms McHugh said ‘I very much welcome the official signing of our agreement and look forward to seeing enhanced progression opportunities for students in the North West. This agreement strengthens a relationship which is already very good and sets out a strategy on a more formal basis’ . Anne also paid tribute to the work of the LYIT in the region in developing the necessary employment skills that are being used by graduates locally, regionally, nationally and globally.
Mr Paul Hannigan firstly congratulated Anne McHugh on her appointment as Chief Executive of Donegal ETB and added, “both organisations have enjoyed strong working relationships over the years, but this agreement signals an opportunity for a step change in activities for the benefit of the region.”
The agreement was signed at the Donegal Adult Learner Fair 2016 which was attended by over 600 people.
Caption: Pictured at the signing of the agreement between LYIT and Donegal ETB are (l-r): Cróna Gallagher, Adult Education Officer, Donegal ETB; Paul Hannigan, President, LYIT; Anne McHugh, Chief Executive, Donegal ETB; and Billy Bennett, Registrar, LYIT.
[Photo Clive Wasson]
Wed, 27 Jan 2016 16:53:00 GMT