“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

Robin van Persie feeling terrible after Holland lose to Turkey

first_imgTurkey dealt a hammer blow to already faint Dutch chances of qualifying for Euro 2016 with a 3-0 home victory on Sunday which left the Netherlands in fourth place in Group A.First-half goals by Oguzhan Ozyakup and Arda Turan put the hosts in charge and 85th minute effort by Burak Yilmaz sealed the points for Turkey who moved two points above the Dutch into third spot.Last week’s shock loss at home to Iceland had already left the Netherlands in real danger of missing their first European Championship for three decades, but if manager Danny Blind was hoping for an immediate response from his players he would have been disappointed.It was another desperately laboured performance and they rarely looked like dragging themselves themselves back into the game after falling behind.With the Czech Republic winning to move ahead of Iceland, who play Kazakhstan later, the Netherlands can no longer finish in the top two and will have to win both of their last two games to have any chance of a playoff spot.Holland striker Robin van Persie admitted to feeling terrible after Sunday’s 3-0 Group A defeat to Turkey, but vowed to ensure victory in their final two games. Realistically, Holland not only need to win their games against bottom-side Kazakhstan and table-toppers the Czech Republic, they also hope that other results go their way.Overall, their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign has not at all gone to plan – four defeats in eight – with new coach Danny Blind’s first game resulting in a 1-0 defeat to Iceland last Thursday.On Sunday, Arda Turan inspired the Turks in his 57-minute spell on the field. A first-half blitz saw him set up a goal for Oguzhan Ozyakup and score one himself.A disappointed Van Persie, speaking to Dutch outlet NOS after the game, said qualification was no longer in the team’s hands and added: “It’s terrible. I think that’s really awful. “This whole qualification scenario looks very difficult, but we still have opportunities. We need to continue until the end anyway and win the last two games.”Burak Yilmaz rounded off the victory for Turkey with the third goal five minutes from time, with Van Persie, who had linked up well with the likes of Memphis Depay and Wesley Sneijder, saying: “Does this hurt? I guess you could say so, yes.”In the first half we had control despite the two unfortunate moments. We were good on the ball and created chances.”Daley Blind was the guilty man for Turkey’s second goal, as he had failed to control a throw-in before Arda managed to muscle himself through and slot past Jasper Cillessen.The Manchester United player’s father and coach Danny said: “We sell ourselves short by giving goals away so easily. “At the wrong times, in the early stages, we made mistakes. I had hoped that we would be better on the day.”–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more