An open invitation from Macroom Toastmasters.

A new member of Macroom Toastmasters from Millstreet suggested we make use of the great resource that is Millstreet.ie to get the word out there on what we can offer the public. There is a widespread perception that Toastmaster’s is at best all about windbags droning on for hours, and at worst, it involves all sorts of outdated rituals. Neither are true.

Toastmasters is all about helping people to overcome their fear of public speaking, and to help people with their communication skills generally. Examples of where Macroom Toastmasters have helped out some members in the past include:

Inspirational Address by George Hook at “Living Scenes” in Millstreet Community School

Pictured at the official opening in Millstreet Community School on Wednesday, 2nd March 2011 of "Daring to Dream" by the Millstreet Living Scenes Intergenerational Group - from left: Derry Morley (Deputy Principal, MCS), Barra Buckley, George Hook, Dr. Mary Surlis (NUI Galway), John Magee (Chaplain, MCS), Pat Pigott (Principal, MCS) and Dr. Séamus Mac Mathúna (NUI Galway). Lots more pictures to follow in coming days. The inspirational addresses were also recorded by LTV2 Millstreet for later transmission.

BTEI FETAC Level 4 Computer Course

Back to Education Initiative
Through Co. Cork V.E.C.

FETAC Level 4 Computers
(Information Technology Skills)

Wednesday February 2nd 7.00pm-9.30pm
Mallow Return to Education Centre, Lower Beecher Street

This FREE Part-time BTEI Course is offered to:
* those receiving any Social Welfare Payment, or
* those with a Medical Card/GP Only Card, or
* those without a Leaving Certificate

To register, contact: BTEI, Mallow Return To Education Centre (022 55452)

St. Bridget’s Cross Workshop at Millstreet Library

Some of the many enthusiastic participants who attended the annual St. Bridget's Cross Workshop at Millstreet Library on Friday, 28th Jan. 2011 from 3 to 4 p.m..

Co-ordinated by Breda O’Leary, Librarian, Millstreet Library the annual St. Bridget’s Cross Workshop was an outstanding success with expert instructors Breeda Kelleher, Teresa Kelleher and Kitty Cronin kindly sharing their skills in the making of the traditional Crosses.   Here we view a selection of images illustrating the [read more …] “St. Bridget’s Cross Workshop at Millstreet Library”

Organic Horticulture Course

BTEI are currently enrolling for their FETAC Level 5 part-time Organic Horticulture course which runs in Mallow Return To Education Centre on Mondays from 10am to 3pm and starts in February 2011.

This course is offered to those who left school early, medical card holders or those receiving a social welfare payment.  Contact Brendan Glynn on 022 55452 for further information.

Fetac Level 4 Computer Course

Back to Education Initiative (BTEI) With Co. Cork V.E.C.

FETAC Level 4 Computers (Information Technology Skills)

Starts Thursday October 7th 7.30pm – 9.30pm For 15 weeks
Le Cheile Family Resource Centre, Mallow.

This Free Part-time BTEI Course is offered to:

  • Those receiving any Social Welfare Payment, or
  • Those with a Medical Card/GP Only Card, or
  • Those without Leaving Certificate

Contact: BTEI, Mallow Return To Education Centre, Lower Beecher St., Mallow (022 55452)

ECDL Computer Course

Back to Education Initiative (B.T.E.I.)

ECDL Computer Course

Monday September 6th (10.00am – 1.00pm)

For 25 Tuesdays in:
Mallow Return to Education Centre
Lower Beecher Street, Mallow

This Free Part-time BTEI Course is offered to:

  1. Those receiving any Social Welfare Payment, or
  2. Those with a Medical Card/GP Only Card, or
  3. Those without Leaving Certificate

Contact: BTEI (022 55452). A previous FETAC Level 4 Computer module recommended

Become a Master Composter

PRESS RELEASE

Want to Make a Difference? Become a Master Composter!

Issue date: June 16, 2010

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to learn everything you need to know about home composting and how to help people reduce waste. Cork County Council are looking for a few dedicated volunteers throughout the county to take part in an EPA sponsored master composter programme. The aim of the programme is to develop a base of community volunteers to promote the prevention of food and garden waste at home as well as encourage home composting. The programme is looking for people who have an interest in protecting our environment, who want to make a differnce in their community and who want to meet like minded people and have fun.

[read more …] “Become a Master Composter”

Aontas Bring and Buy

As part of AONTAS Adult Learning Festival
On Friday 26th February 10am – 1pm

Mallow Return To Education Centre will be holding a ‘BRING AND BUY’ cake sale, all the proceeds will go to Haiti Earthquake appeal.
There will also be an art exhibition, hand and head massage and a chance to see what learning opportunities are available in the area.
ALL WELCOME

Mallow Return To Education Centre, Lower Beecher Street. Tel 022 51958

Aontas are the Irish National Adult Learning Organisation
Read more about the Adult Learning Festival and where events are being held on their website

FETAC Level 5 Organic Horticulture Course – Enrollment

Picture of FETAC CertificateCo. Cork VEC Back To Education Initiative (BTEI) is currently offering places on its Organic Horticulture Course in Mallow Return To Education Centre. This FETAC Level 5 course will take place every Monday, starting February 22nd 2010 from 10.00am to 3.00pm. First year modules include Organic Production Principles, Food Crops and Communications with all eight FETAC modules offered over 2 years. Our first-year participants will be advancing onto their second year, while our second-years will be qualifying.

The programme has a very strong emphasis on practical organic skills, as well as classroom based tutoring. Participants gain practical experience in all aspects of organic growing from soil preparation and sowing, no-dig growing systems, crop rotation, pest and disease management, through to harvesting.

[read more …] “FETAC Level 5 Organic Horticulture Course – Enrollment”

Art and Design Course

Back to Education Initiative (B.T.E.I.) F.E.T.A.C. Level 3 Art & Design
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Mondays & Wednesdays 7.00pm to 10.00pm (7 weeks)
Starting Monday November 2nd
Venue: Mallow Return To Education Centre
Course Free for:
Those receiving any Social Welfare Payment
Those with a Medical Card/GP Only Card
Those without Leaving Certificate

To register, contact: BTEI Mallow, Return To Education Centre, Lower Beecher St., Mallow.
Tel. 022-55452

BTEI Social Studies Course – November

BTEI are running a short FETAC Level 5 Social Studies course in Mallow in early November to service the increased demand for part-time education.  With a huge increase in unemployment, the need for certified up-skilling in a changing workplace is more apparent.

This introductory course offers FETAC Level 5 Social Studies one night per week (7-10pm) over 10 weeks, which aims to give participants an understanding of the core theories and methodologies of Sociology and prepare them for further study at Post Leaving Certificate Colleges in this area.  It is hoped that a second FETAC Level 5 module (Human Growth and Development) will be offered in the New year.

[read more …] “BTEI Social Studies Course – November”

Additional BTEI Programmes 2009/10

Millstreet Adult Learning Centre have announced that there are additional Back to Education Initiative (B.T.E.I.) programmes for 2009 / 2010 in the following areas:

Introduction to Childcare Studies (Mallow)

Security Training (Mallow)

Introduction to Organic Horticulture (Killavullen)

Care in the home training (Killavullen)

Introduction to Art (Killavullen)

Introduction to Social Studies (Killavullen)

ECDL IT Training (Fermoy & Mallow)

Healthy Cooking and Nutrition (Fermoy & Mallow)

Youthwork Facilitation (Fermoy & Mallow)

You can visit the Millstreet Adult Learning Centre homepage, and read details of the above courses.

Millstreet Adult Learning Centre

Millstreet Adult Learning Centre

Main Street, Millstreet

WOULD YOU LIKE HELP WITH:

Writing Names & Addresses, Filling in forms, Paying Bills, Writing messages, Reading Bus Timetables, Reading Instructions, Notes to Schools, Days of Week/Months of Year, Driver theory preparation, Basic computers

We can offer free and confidential one-to-one support with trained tutors
For further information contact Elaine 086 8337811

More Information:

Back to Education Initiative (B.T.E.I.) ECDL Computer Courses (Starts Sepember 09)

A Testemonial from David

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The homepage for the Millstreet Adult Learning Centre is located at:

http://www.millstreet.ie/Links/adult_learning_centre/