Monday, 16 October 2017

Centre closed on Tuesday 17th October

*****Update****** Based on updated information from the Department of Education and Skills all Schools and Further Education and Training Centres will remain closed in MSLETB tomorrow the 17th October. It is planned that normal services will resume on Wednesday the 18th. As a result Sligo CTC is closed tomorrow Tuesday. Please spread the word.

Friday, 13 October 2017

Certification Day 2017 - Pictures

An Gaisce and Nortwest Hospice presentations 



 
The Centre receiving the Health Quality Gold Mark

Corey receiving his Personal Achievement Award



Photos captured at the event 

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Cycle Safety

Top tips

Always be aware that cyclists are vulnerable road users.
The RSA recommends that children younger than 12 should not ride bicycles in
any type of traffic.

  • Know how to control your bike before cycling in traffic.
  • Never weave in and out of traffic. Stay in your lane and signal your turns.
  • Always cycle with the flow of traffic.
  • Never hold on to a moving vehicle.
  • Never wear an mp3 player or iPod or use a mobile phone when you are cycling.
  • Always obey the Rules of the Road. Other road users will respect you more if you respect the rules.
  • Think ahead. Think about what drivers may do. Catch their eye.
  • Ride well clear of the kerb. It will help drivers to see you and will prevent your pedal hitting the kerb. You also have more room to move if you come across obstacles or if vehicles pass too close to you.
  • Show drivers what you plan to do. Always look and signal before you start, stop or turn.
  • Ride a straight line past parked cars rather than be constantly weaving in and out.
  • Ride positively and decisively. It helps motorists to understand what you plan to do.
  • Keep well back from motor vehicles in case they brake.
  • Never cycle on a footpath unless it has a cycle track. Use cycle tracks and or lanes where provided.
  • Never cycle side by side with more than one cyclist.
For more information go to www.rsa.ie

No Seatbelt No Excuse


Mobile Phones and Driving

How does using a mobile phone while I’m driving affect how I drive?
Many research studies have found the same results.  If you drive and use a mobile phone (hand-held or hands-free) it will hinder your driving in different ways.  It makes it harder for you to:

  • keep in lane; 
  • drive at the right speed and at a speed that other drivers can predict; 
  • keep a good distance from the car in front; and 
  • judge safe gaps in traffic. 

It also affects your reaction times and your general awareness of other traffic.

You are four times more likely to have a crash if you use a mobile phone when you are driving.

You can get up to 4 penalty points.

For more information go to:  www.rsa.ie