Monday, 30 April 2018

Gardening - Planting Vegetables

On Friday we started working on our vegetable beds at the back of the centre. We planted Carrots, Onion, Potatoes, Lettuce and cabbage into our raised beds. Due to the cold weather we had to plant them a bit late this year.   Our cherry blossom tree which is out the back is in bloom. The tree starts to flower as soon as the leaves fall in autumn and blooms in spring,



Spotlight on Catering - Day 1

This week we will take a look at that catering course. This course is aimed at learners who want a career in the catering industry. Along with achieving QQI accreditation in modules such as Short Order Cooking and Nutrition and Healthy  Options learners will also have the opportunity to develop their skills in our training kitchen. As learners progress in training they complete a work placement within the local hospitality sector.



Some of the delicious food prepared by trainees
  

Thursday, 19 April 2018

MSLETB Information Day

Today trainees got the opportunity to visit MSLETB training centre in Ballytivnan. Trainees  were given a presentation on training courses available and the wide variety of apprenticeships on offer. They also got a tour of the centre.  Thanks to the staff for the the lovely refreshments and informative visit.  Hopefully in the future some of our trainees will progress down to MSLETB!

Monday, 16 April 2018

#workplacewellbeingday

To mark #workplacewellbeingday staff got an opportunity to attend a mind calm session last week with John Graham Coaching.  Mind Calm is the modern-day meditation technique,  Instead of having to fix, change and improve your thoughts, emotions, body and life circumstances BEFORE peace is possible, Mind Calm can help you to live more in the present moment, engage with life in a more consciously aware way, learn to resist life less and as a result - feel much more calm, confident and content. Thanks to John for providing this very relaxing mind calm session!

For more info go to www.johngcoaching.com

St Angela's College and IT Sligo Information Morning


Janell, Lisa and a group of trainees attended St Angela’s College and IT Sligo Information Morning at Cranmore Regeneration Project in Abbeyquarter Community Centre, Cranmore, Sligo on Wednesday 11th April 2018.

This was a very informative event with:

Presentations by IT Sligo & St Angela’s College
Meet the College Access Officers
Hear about supports available
Get updates on new courses
Learn about grants and bursaries

Well done to Josh on winning a one for all voucher!

Thursday, 12 April 2018

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Mindfulness with Mary

Mary started relaxing mindfulness sessions this morning with some members of staff and trainees.

Lads Active - Soccer

The lads had an enjoyable game of soccer this afternoon with Chris Donaghy at Doorly Park

Tuesday, 10 April 2018