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Background to our [mastermind event series]

This year has been a really special for us. Early in 2018, we took some time and thought long and hard about who we are and what we do! Stripping it back, we came to the conclusion that what our business strives to do is educate and innovate ourselves, and everyone we work with.

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Join us for the launch of our International Student Entrepreneurship Programme

I-STEP is short for International Student Entrepreneurship Programme. The project aims to enhance international entrepreneurial skills and attitude of teachers and students in VET by creating an international dimension to entrepreneurship programmes and strengthening the local and European (business) network.

WHY ?

A truly international curriculum benefits all students because it calls on everyone to apply a wider perspective, combining the local with the global. It is widely accepted that students need to develop the skills and attributes that will enable them to operate effectively in a global market, therefore those in the VET community need to equip them with the ability to work across borders, both physical and virtual.

AGENDA

12.30 – 1pm Registration • Registration with light lunch
1.30 pm What the i-Step Erasmus + project has achieved?
2 pm Interactive demonstration of the I-Step community platform
3pm Guest speakers
4-5pm Contributions from attendees • Discussion groups x 3 Round table discussions • Open forum of Q&A
5pm Refreshments, Networking and Photocall
Reserve your place at this event – email Orla

Apprenticeships – SMEs will benefit from new EU Programme

This week sees Momentum travel to  Barcelona with project partners on www.apprenticeshipalliance.eu.Persistently high youth unemployment and the education-employment skills mismatch have spurred governments to undertake vocational education reform to increase the quantity and quality of dual system apprenticeships. In many countries, particularly Ireland, Poland, Netherlands and France this has generated an excess supply of apprenticeship seekers over employer demand. Letterkenny Institute of Technology is involved in an exciting European project Apprenticeship Alliances to develop supports for SMEs, especially small and micro enterprise, to become apprentice employers.

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Call out to all local food producers and growers in County Leitrim!

Local food businesses, primary producers or suppliers based in County Leitrim, we are delighted to announce that we are working on the first ever Leitrim Food Directory and Sourcing Guide and we would love you to apply to be included. The Leitrim Food Directory and Sourcing Guide is a Taste Leitrim initiative from Leitrim Local Enterprise Office and Leitrim County Council which will help connect restaurants and the retail sector with our local artisan food and drink producers and the wealth of wonderful produce on our doorstep in the county.

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When Food Sector Development is Part of your Psyche

Sometimes a project comes along that just brings you to another level, it’s heart and soul time and you put everything you have into it. You feel a true sense of obligaton to do it justice. We have an emotional connection with food in Leitrm since Noel McPartland of Drumshanbo Community Council became our second client in 2003. For the princely sum of £2,000 we wrote the business plan and at least a dozen funding applications that went on to attract €1.8million to realise The Food Hub in Drumshanbo (warning – our fees have increased a little since!). Move forward 14 years and we were completely chuffed to win the tender to write the very first Leitrim Food Strategy.

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