“Employability skills” key for graduates

first_imgLinkedin Advertisement Changes to the Student Support Scheme for people living in Direct Provision TAGSeducationLimerick College of Further EducationPat Maunsell LCFE director News“Employability skills” key for graduatesBy John Keogh – October 30, 2014 859 Twitter Students in Limerick colleges to benefit from more than €1.5M funding to assist with online learning Print Previous articlePremier night party for film festivalNext articleSophie’s legacy John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Facebookcenter_img Applied Social Studies graduates at the recent Limerick College of Further Education graduation ceremony Applied Social Studies graduates at the recent Limerick College of Further Education graduation ceremonyTHIRD level research has emphasised the need for a shift “from skills for employment towards skills for ‘employability’”, according to Limerick College of Further Education director Pat Maunsell.Speaking at the college’s annual graduation ceremony last week, he said: “Today, one has to be a lifelong learner. You must be good at learning. Recent research emphasizes the shift from skills for employment towards skills for ‘employability. Skills such as good communication, interpersonal and ICT skills are crucial for success today because all jobs require them.”Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Mr Maunsell also said that the LCFE can play a key role in the region’s economic recovery.He continued: “This fast-paced world is constantly changing and the future will be challenging for all of us.  We live in difficult economic times where there are financial and other pressures on us all.  The indicators are though that things are picking up.  We believe that LCFE can play an important role in the recovery of the Limerick and Clare region and play a significant role in getting people back to work and onto to higher education if they so wish.”Almost 250 learners received awards in various disciplines and the ceremony, held in The Strand Hotel, was attended by more than 750 guests and graduates. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick schools urged to get involved in STEM challenge Email Consultation process on a new action plan for apprenticeship launched Limerick social entrepreneurs honoured for their work in response to covid-19 Education and Training Board serves up award winning standards WhatsApplast_img read more

Will Man City ever have a better chance to win the Champions League?

first_imgMoreover, the Champions League has rarely been so open for a new winner.Manchester United, Tottenham, Ajax and Porto are the sides to have so far booked their place in the quarter-finals, none of whom made the last eight last season.Real Madrid, winners for four of the past five seasons, are already out, as are free-spending Paris Saint-Germain.Cristiano Ronaldo’s Juventus look set to follow unless they overcome a 2-0 deficit against the notoriously hard to beat Atletico Madrid, while one of Liverpool — City’s Champions League conquerors last season — or Bayern Munich — semi-finalists in six of the past seven seasons — will also be eliminated this week.In his seven seasons at Barca and Bayern, Guardiola never failed to make the Champions League semi-finals. Only once in their history have City made the last four when they lost to Madrid three years ago.Guardiola has used that crutch to repeatedly play down City’s chances of challenging for the Champions League in his three years in Manchester.“Comparing to Barcelona, (Real) Madrid, Bayern Munich they have historically incredible results, we cannot compare,” Guardiola said as recently as Friday.However, three years into his reign, City’s time to win the Champions League should be now, starting with seeing off Schalke with ease in the last 16, second leg on Tuesday.Share on: WhatsApp Pep Guardiola thinks race wide openManchester, United Kingdom | AFP | “We are still not ready to fight for the latter stages, that is the reality,” Pep Guardiola’s reaction to beating Schalke 3-2 in the first leg of Manchester City’s Champions League last 16 tie was not that expected for the competition favourites.City manager Guardiola was frustrated that after taking an early lead in Gelsenkirchen, his side conceded two penalties to a side ranked 14th in the Bundesliga before Nicolas Otamendi’s red card left the Premier League champions to play the final 22 minutes with 10 men.“We gave away the first penalty, we gave away the second penalty, we gave away the red card. In this competition that is not good, too many things. When it happens in other stages, it is over.”The fact City still had the individual talent to come from behind a man down thanks to a brilliant Leroy Sane free-kick and Raheem Sterling’s injury time winner shows why they remain on course for a historic quadruple of trophies this season.However, for the varying degrees of glory retaining the Premier League title or winning the FA Cup would bring to add to the League Cup won last month, it is the Champions League that City and Guardiola most desire.The Catalan coach had to field questions before the first leg against Schalke over his failure to win the competition since doing so in two of his first three years in charge of Barcelona in 2009 and 2011.Over a decade into the club’s Abu Dhabi-backed ownership after billions of pounds invested and three domestic titles, conquering Europe remains the mountain City still have to climb.They may also never get a better chance than in the next few months.– Ban to come? –A UEFA investigation launched this week into allegations City broke financial fair play rules risks the sanction of the club being banned from the Champions League for a season.last_img read more

Team title for England trio

first_img England, represented by Meghan MacLaren, Inci Mehmet and India Clyburn, won the team trophy at the British women’s stroke play championship at Moortown Golf Club, Leeds. They finished 12 shots ahead of runners-up Switzerland scoring an aggregate 297 over the first two 36 holes of the championship. The best two scores counted in each round. MacLaren (Wellingborough) was the defending champion and the highest-placed English player this year, finishing in a tie for fourth place on one-under par (71 76 73 75). Mehmet (Royal Mid Surrey) tied 16th on six-over (78 74 76 74) while Clyburn (Woodhall Spa) missed the cut, but her first round score of 76 contributed to the team total. The championship was won 17-year-old Aditi Ashok of India, who was 11-under par and five ahead of Ireland’s Olivia Mehaffey. Caption: Megan MacLaren (left) and Inci Mehmet with the team trophy. (Image courtesy LGU) Click here for full scores 24 Aug 2015 Team title for England trio last_img read more

QPR fans on Twitter react to Holloway’s criticism of Sylla

first_imgMany QPR fans on Twitter felt boss Ian Holloway was right to warn striker Idrissa Syllaabout his reaction to being substituted in the win at Reading.Sylla was demonstrably unhappy with the decision to take him off and that did not go down well Holloway, who has accused the player of showing a lack of respect and warned him about his conduct.While some Rangers supporters backed the player, others were fully behind the [email protected] bang on Ollie .— Ric Duran 1882 (@portugeezer09) January 19, [email protected] Good!!— The Grey Haired Dude (@QPR4Me) January 19, [email protected] @WestLondonSport @QPRReport Ollie knows what he is doing. Standards at QPR generally appalling. Public reprimands ok by me— Matt Winton (@Mattwinton1) January 19, [email protected] don’t have an issue with this, pleased to finally have a manager in who is setting the right standards for our club— TAF (@thomasaferry) January 19, 2017There were some dissenting voices though, who either believed Holloway should have kept disciplinary issues in the dressing room or that Sylla had every right to show his [email protected] sick of Olly airing stuff like this in public – keep it in house! The last thing we need is another player out of the squad— Sam Willson (@sawillson) January 19, [email protected] I’ve never been a fan of slagging players off publicly, not sure it helps anyone really. Ollie sometimes talks too much.— Dean M Dyble (@coltseavers71) January 19, [email protected] Completely OTT from IH. Not sure what this public slagging achieves. Keep it in-house IMO. We’ve had far worse than Sylla.— Mark Coughlan (@MarkCoughlan) January 19, 2017Ollie don’t take it personally as Sylla was only showing his passion for the game and Qpr.I thought that’s what you wanted from your players— Mark Hansell (@MarkHansell1) January 19, 2017   Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Drink This Before Bed, Watch Your Body Fat Melt Like Crazy x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Warriors HQ Podcast: Has Draymond Green put himself in the DPOY convo?

first_imgDraymond Green has long been a defensive savant, with his ability to effectively guard all five positions.After struggling with injuries last season, Green is back in the conversation for Defensive Player of the Year. Following Tuesday’s 115-108 win over the Jazz, Logan Murdock and Dieter Kurtenbach discussed Green’s place among this year’s crop of candidates.The duo also talked about the recent play of Andre Iguodala, who scored 13 points on 5-of-6 from the field Tuesday night. …last_img read more

Photo library: Business and industry 12

first_img{loadposition tc}Click on a thumbnail for a low-resolution image, or right-click on the link below it to download a high-resolution copy of the image.» Download Business & Industry contact sheet (1.8MB) » Download full image library contact sheet (10.5MB) East London, Eastern Cape province: New Mercedes Benz cars await export on the docks of the harbour, below the factory. Photo: Rodger Bosch, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image East London, Eastern Cape province: New Mercedes Benz cars await export on the docks of the harbour, below the factory. Photo: Rodger Bosch, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image East London, Eastern Cape province: New Mercedes Benz cars await export on the docks of the harbour, below the factory. Photo: Rodger Bosch, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image East London, Eastern Cape province: New Mercedes Benz cars await export on the docks of the harbour, below the factory. Photo: Rodger Bosch, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Uitenhage, Eastern Cape province: The Volkswagen South Africa plant in Uitenhage is the largest vehicle factory in Africa. Photo: Volkswagen South Africa » Download high-res image Volkswagen South Africa vehicles for export. Photo: Volkswagen South Africa » Download high-res image Uitenhage, Eastern Cape province: The Volkswagen South Africa plant in Uitenhage is the largest vehicle factory in Africa. Photo: Volkswagen South Africa » Download high-res image Uitenhage, Eastern Cape province: The Volkswagen South Africa plant in Uitenhage is the largest vehicle factory in Africa. Photo: Volkswagen South Africa » Download high-res image Uitenhage, Eastern Cape province: The Volkswagen South Africa plant in Uitenhage is the largest vehicle factory in Africa. Photo: Volkswagen South Africa » Download high-res imageBUSINESS AND INDUSTRY 12: {loadposition business}Having trouble downloading high-resolution images? Queries about the image library? Email Janine Erasmus at [email protected]last_img read more