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The Connacht Hotel

Old Dublin Road

H91 K5DD Galway


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Engage ‘18

Engage ‘18: An Information Event for Adult Learners

Engage ‘18 will focus on you and may be what you need to kick start your career in 2018.

  • Are you unsure of what study options to take?

  • Are you interested in upskilling or changing careers?

  • Do you need some career advice?

  • Would you like to speak to someone employed in the career area you are interested in?

  • Are you currently unemployed and seeking work?

If you have answered yes to any of these questions, then Engage ‘18 may be what you need.

Where: Connacht Hotel, Old Dublin Road, Galway.

When: Saturday 27 January, 2018 from 10.00am – 1.00pm

This is the 2nd year of this event with over 250 people in attendance last year. Attendees benefitted from one to one consultations with a professional Career Counsellor, advice on different industry sectors and information on a range of further education and training opportunities.


10am – 1pm: General Talks and Information Stands - Ryan Room

10.00am: Registrations and Opening Address

10.15am & 11.45am: Educational Pathways

10.30am & 12.00pm: Focus on You

10.45am & 12.15pm: SUSI

11.00am & 12.30pm: Being an On-Line/Blended Learning Student

11.30am & 12.45pm: Springboard, Skillnet and eCollege

10am – 1pm: One-to-one Consultations – Galvia Room

NB: Limited availability, arranged on a first come first served basis on the day.

10am - 1pm: Industry Speakers - Oranmore, Renmore, Connacht and Wellpark Rooms


You can book a 15-minute one-to-one consultation on the day, on a first come first serve basis. A Career Counsellor will review your personal work and education history with you. They will help you identify your skills, abilities, interests, and explore a range of opportunities available. They can advise you of options that will help you achieve your goals.


Representatives from the following Industry areas will attend Engage ‘18 to provide advice on career options in a diverse range of areas. The focus will be on employability, job categories and specific skill sets employers are seeking.

Industry areas include:

  • Medical Devices

  • Construction

  • Hospitality and Tourism

  • Business and Sales

  • Creative Arts

  • Information Technology

  • Entrepreneurship

  • Finance and Accounting

  • Apprenticeships

  • Healthcare

  • Social Impact field

Representatives from GRETB Apprenticeship team will also be on hand on the day with information on the full range of over 40 apprenticeships/traineeships in a range of sectors including Construction, Electrical, Engineering, Finance, IT, Hospitality and Motor.


Representatives from the Regional Skills Forum West, Galway Mayo Institute of Technology, Galway and Roscommon Education and Training Board and NUI Galway will be available to discuss further education and support options for those who wish to return to further education and training. Additionally, representatives from Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) and the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection (DEASP) will be available to discuss any queries on grants, funding and entitlements you may have.


Registration to attend Engage ‘18 is free and may be done online by clicking HERE

NB: One-to-one consultations are made on a first come, first served basis on the day so come early to avoid disappointment.


If you have any further enquires please call 091 706269 or 087-0552292 or email: engagegalway18@gmail.com. Follow us on social media #engagegalway

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