The National Centre for Guidance in Education (NCGE) will cease to operate from 1st September 2022. 
The NCGE and its Management Committee, Léargas, the Department of Education, the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Solas and ETBI have been carrying out significant work since earlier this year to prepare for the reorganisation of guidance support. A Transitions Working Group and additional sub-groups have been meeting regularly to co-ordinate the reorganisation.

For further information relating to ongoing and future support in place, click HERE

Episode 1: 'Challenges & collaboration with Independent Community Education in FET' with Tara Farrell

January 2021

In this, the FIRST episode of 'The NCGE Podcast', FET Programme Coordinator Mary Stokes speaks with Tara Farrell about engaging the Community Education conversation in relation to collaboration with FET Guidance, equity, social inclusion and more.  
For further information on areas discussed in this episode, please see: 

Longford Women’s Link  



Digital Empowerment for Digitally Upskilling Adults (DELSA) 

SHE - (SHE school) 

European Association for the Education of Adults  Outreach and Access in Adult Learning: Access in Rural Areas Nov 2020 

Tara Farrell is the CEO of Longford Women’s Link. She is also Chairperson of AONTAS, the national adult learning organisation made up of 400 members across Ireland. A native of Roscommon, Tara has over 20 years’ experience in the Community, Voluntary and Education sectors, in a variety of areas including Governance, Project Management, Social Economy, Gender Equality, Conflict Resolution and engaging in Broadcast and Social Media. She holds an LLM in International Human Rights Law and also lectures in Human Rights and Equality at St. Angela’s College (National University of Ireland Galway) in Sligo. She has previously taught Political Science in the University of Limerick and Management Development at Dublin City University. Tara is also a trustee of Irish Rural Link and Roscommon Women’s Network. 

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Monday, January 4, 2021