FET News

December 2020

Per the recent NCGE Bulletin -  December gives an opportunity to the Guidance Community to offer comment on the development of a range of DFHERIS and ‘Whole of Government’ Strategies. These strategies need to be informed by, and to inform provision of Guidance Counselling and FET Guidance and Information Services. While the year has been extraordinary, lots of collaborative, supportive and innovative layers of provision and engagement with FET Guidance have emerged. NCGE continues to forge our collaborative work with National organisations like NALA, AONTAS, AHEAD, INOU and An Cosan VCC and hope to build on this in 2021.

Additional Public Consultation

One further consultation opportunity is the EU Commission Public consultation on legal migration. In the ‘New Pact on Migration and Asylum’, the European Commission announced a number of new measures to attract skills and talent to the EU. This public consultation aims to identify areas where the EU framework on legal migration could be further improved, including through possible new legislation. It also invites stakeholders to propose new ideas to boost the EU’s attractiveness, facilitate skills matching, and better protect labour migrants from exploitation. The results of this consultation will help the Commission to decide what other initiatives are needed to address the long-term challenges in this area.

See - Legal migration – public consultation (europa.eu)

AONTAS 'Star Awards'

NCGE would like to remind FET Guidance Practitioners about the AONTAS Star Awards. Aontas are currently encouraging nominations from groups and organisations delivering adult learning initiatives across Ireland. Recognising the innovation, commitment and hard work in delivery of Guidance services across FET during this really difficult year, the STAR Awards may offer an opportunity to celebrate some of the fantastic effort that you and your colleagues have made .
The deadline for nominations is Friday, 18th December at 5pm.

See - AONTAS STAR Awards 2021