Donegal ETB launches new website to mark 6th Birthday

first_imgDonegal Education and Training Board (ETB) has launched its new website,, to mark its sixth birthday on Monday 01 July. Donegal ETB came into existence on 01 July 2013, under the Education and Training Boards Act 2013. It had been in existence for the previous 108 years as Co Donegal Vocational Educational Committee (VEC). Twelve months later, the training function of SOLAS, formally FÁS, transferred to Donegal ETB. The ETB is now the largest education and training provider in the county with over 26,500 students and learners completing education and training with it in 2018. It manages 15 out of the 27 post-primary schools in Co Donegal, Gartan Outdoor Education and Training Centre and Donegal Music Education Partnership and has legal responsibilities for youth work. It is also the largest provider of Further Education and Training (FET) in the county with over 11,000 learners completing courses with it in 2018.  Speaking about their new website, Donegal ETB Chief Executive Anne McHugh said, “We are delighted to be officially launching our new website on our sixth birthday. Donegal ETB’s vision is ‘excellence in the delivery of a quality, learner-centred education and training service’ and as the largest education provider in the county through our second level, FET, outdoor and music education provision, we strive to deliver the very best service to the communities of Co Donegal. Our new website will enable the general public to better understand who we are and what we do.”The website contains a number of explainer videos to support a better understanding of its work, including one to explain the whole organisation, which can be viewed here: ETB’s Adult Education Officer Charles Gorney, who chairs the website working group said, “It’s fantastic to see our new website officially launched. We recognised that the creation of a brand new organisation, Donegal ETB, required the creation of a brand new website, not the updating of an old one. A huge amount of work has gone into developing a completely new website to reflect the wider role that Donegal ETB now plays in the development of the county and its people. We would particularly like to thank two local companies, Manna Design and Digital Creatures, for supporting us on this journey over the last two years.”Donegal ETB’s mission is ‘to promote, provide and support accessible and inclusive education and training which enables young people and adults to empower themselves to reach their full potential in a safe and caring environment’. It hopes its new website will go a considerable way towards helping the young people and adults of Co Donegal to reach their best potential. Donegal ETB launches new website to mark 6th Birthday was last modified: July 1st, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Donegal ETBWEBSITElast_img read more

Geocaching Bucket List: Amazing Views Edition

first_imgHikeable in summer and winter 1. GC1FPN1 – München-Venedig / Munich-Venice / Monaco-VeneziaMulti-Cache in Bayern, GermanyD2/T4What has 28 legs, spans 3 countries, and covers 560 kilometers (65,000 feet) of altitude? Why, this amazing Multi-Cache of course! Make sure to set aside at least 2-4 days to complete this life-changing journey from Munich, Germany to Venice, Italy. On the way to the top 2. GC282A – PetraTraditional in JordanD2.5/T3.5Channel your inner Indiana Jones and visit Jordan’s first geocache in the ancient city of Petra. Petra was named one of the New7Wonders of the World in 2007, and was chosen by Smithsonian Magazine as one of the 28 Places to See Before You Die. That means it’s officially on someone else’s bucket list, too.Approaching the geocache The famous city of Petra SharePrint RelatedMoun10Bike’s top 10 geocachesMarch 19, 2019Similar post350 miles, all for a smiley. — Munich – Venice (GC1FPN1) — Geocache of the WeekJune 12, 2013In “Community”München-Venedig / Munich-Venice / Monaco-Venezia – Geocache of the WeekSeptember 26, 2018In “Community” Along the route Wow! 4. GC3QR3J – Arctic Circle Trail (K –> S)Multi-Cache in GreenlandD5/T5Only found 11 times due to the remote location and D5/T5 rating, this unique Multi-Cache is worth the effort. There are several adorable huts along the way to seek shelter, but make sure to pack in your own food and beverages since there are no stores along the route.Camping along the way Beautiful beyond belief 3. GCVTH7 – Chimney Top CacheTraditional in West Virginia, USAD4/T4.5The North Fork Mountain Trail offers a plethora of breathtaking views. According to the cache page, “If this trail is the best for scenery in the state (I think it is), then Chimney Top would be the golden crown upon this king of trails.” Gorgeous. You want me to climb that?! Breathtaking Takin’ it to the top! Bucket List Geocaches: Amazing Views EditionAny serious geocacher probably has a list of geocaches they wish to find before they “kick the bucket”, so to speak. We’ll be doing an intermittent series dedicated to bucket list geocaches, and the first theme is, “Amazing Views.” We hope this blog post takes your breath away!  Stunning sunsets Mmmm… peanut butter anyone? Time to grab those hiking boots out of storage and get packin’! Special thanks to acadicus, eigengott, and Keystone for their wonderful contributions to this list.Are there any amazing views you’ve visited while geocaching that you would add to this list? What about other “Bucket List” themes or geocaches you’d like to see featured? Tell us in the comments below!Share with your Friends:More Lush valleys A slight upgrade in lodging the next night It’s so quiet above the valleylast_img read more