TUS NUA Adult Education Training Fair 2013

As part of Co. Cavan VEC Adult Education Services & Adult Learner’s Festival Week, a CAREERS EVENT was held in the Further Education and Training Campus, Dublin Road, Cavan (formerly Dun Uí Neill Barracks). The event took place on THURSDAY 28TH FEBRUARY 2013 between 11am and 3pm. The aim of the event was to provide information to the adult learner & unemployed.Guest speakers on the day included Sean Gallagher and Mariead Fleming. For further information on this event please click on the below link.


Cootehill Youthreach Awards Ceremony 2012

Cootehill Youthreach hosted their 2012 Awards Ceremony in the Presbyterian Hall in Cootehill on Friday the 30th November 2012. The ceremony was a culmination of the hard work that the learners had completed over the last two years.  Eight learners received their FETAC Level 4 National Certificate; the highest full certificate that Cootehill Youthreach offers and thirteen learners received their FETAC Component Certificate at Levels 3 and 4.   

A group of learners took on the challenge of the Gaisce Award for the first time this year.  The President's Award is Ireland's National Challenge Award for young people, the country's most prestigious and respected individual Award programme. It is a challenge from the President of Ireland to the young people of Ireland.  Gaisce works on the basis of a personal challenge set by the young person. The learners set their own challenges and agreed it with the centres President's Award Leader- Eugenea Smith.  Part of the award involved the learners going on a 25km trek across the hills of Monaghan and an overnight stay.  We hope the next step will be the Silver Award next year!   Ms. Mary Yore from Gaisce awarded seven learners with their Bronze Award.

Cootehill Youthreach won “Best Rap” award - October 2012

In July 2012, twelve learners took part in a music workshop delivered by ‘Craftzone’.  During this 2 day workshop the learners composed a song entitled “What We Can Be”.  They recorded the song as well as a video and during the Craft Zone Awards in October 2012 Cootehill Youthreach won “Best Rap” for their song.  Leroy Lynch received the award on behalf of the group.

Happy Heart Award awarded to Cootehill Youthreach June 2011

The Happy Heart Catering Award in association with the HSE Dublin North East is a programme developed by the Irish Heart Foundation, the Health Promotion Unit of the Department of Health and Children and North Eastern Health Board, to help encourage healthy food choices in a healthy environment when eating out/away from home.  The aim of the award is to encourage workplaces to provide and promote healthy food choices in a healthy environment.  In March 2011 Derek Quinn; Cookery tutor, along with Cootehill Youthreach learners applied for the award and the centre was awarded the Happy Heart Award in June 2011.  Derek Quinn, Cootehill Youthreach Tutor received the award on behalf of the centre.