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Farmer Time calls for more farmer participants
Janine Kennedy
The Airfield Estate initiative links school children with Irish farmers to help educate them about food production – but the farmers say they learn a lot, too. Janine Kennedy writes.
29 June 2022 Education
Technological university series: Atlantic Technological University
For the month of July, Janine Kennedy will be lifting the lid on each of our five new technological universities - this week, it's all about ATU - Atlantic Technological University.
29 June 2022 Community
Macra Agricultural Skillnet news
Macra Agricultural Skillnet has developed a wide-ranging programme of training events, further education and development opportunities.
Rural childcare providers warn of closures
Last week, over 500 creche providers took to the streets of Dublin to protest outside the Dáil against the allocation of childcare funding.
29 June 2022 News
Teagasc to roll out new farm apprenticeship courses
A new farm manager apprenticeship programme has been announced by the Department of Further and Higher Education.
29 June 2022 News
New farm apprenticeships announced
A new farm manager apprenticeship programme has been announced by the Department of Further and Higher Education.
28 June 2022 News
Farm building and infrastructure teaching facilities upgraded at Kildalton
Recently appointed farm infrastructure teacher Declan Byrne has added a 1-acre practical demonstration paddock to Kildalton’s teaching facilities to give students a more hands-on learning experience.
22 June 2022 Farm buildings
A diverse Masters programme with Macra Agricultural Skillnet and UCD
If you work with farmers and are looking to upskill, University College Dublin (UCD) and Macra Agricultural Skillnet are offering a programme to help you do just that.
15 June 2022 Careers
Do you think an apprenticeship could be for you?
For the right person, apprenticeships can offer a way to learn while you earn in a hands-on way and many businesses and third level institutions are jumping on the apprenticeship train.
8 June 2022 Education
Microsoft and Maynooth University bring digital wealth
Microsoft Ireland’s Dream Space has partnered with the Assisting Living and Learning (ALL) Institute at Maynooth University to bring accessible STEM programmes into classrooms, writes Janine Kennedy.
3 June 2022 Education
Virginia young handlers' workshop
Virginia Show, along with a number of breed societies, are running a young stockperson training day and handlers workshop on Sunday 29 May at Virginia Show Centre at 2pm.
25 May 2022 Pedigree
Teagasc agrees to increase student placement allowance to €208
Students participating in farm placements at Teagasc colleges are to see their allowance increase by as much as 70%.
25 May 2022 News