How accessing free professional Guidance Counselling can help adults to upskill and improve their lives.

Senator Lynne Ruane adult education guidance service

Senator Lynn Ruane

Every Step of the Way is a booklet that tells the stories of 10 clients who used free help and support to improve their lives. This free help is provided nationwide by the Adult Educational Guidance Services in ETBs.

Every Step of the Way is a booklet that tells the stories of 10 clients who used free help and support to improve their lives. This free help is provided nationwide by the Adult Educational Guidance Services in ETBs.Click To Tweet

Through the provision of tailored information, educational guidance, and ongoing support throughout their educational journey, these 10 Learners have progressed professionally and personally. And, despite facing a range of barriers including illness, disability, poverty, lack of transportation and childcare, these 10 people managed to return to education and work.

Minister of State John Halligan guidance counselling

Minister of State for Training & Skills John Halligan

Caroline, from Cork, expresses it well:

‘I really felt that I might never get the chance to prove my ability or reach my potential. The Guidance Counsellor listened, understood me, and had information about locally available courses and support that I had never heard about. She seemed to recognise ability and strengths in me that nobody had mentioned before.’

Senator Lynn Ruane and Minister of State for Training and Skills John Halligan will speak at the launch of Every Step of the Way in Buswells Hotel, Dublin on 27 November 2018.

Adults across Ireland can access this free, professional, and impartial education/career guidance service provided nationally by The Adult Educational Guidance Services. Funded by SOLAS and supported by the DES.Click To TweetThe services are based in the 16 Education and Training Boards and are funded by SOLAS and supported by the DES.

 

In 2017 over 52,000 people availed of adult guidance services nationwide.

Contact Catherine Carroll or Catherine Greene at [email protected]

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Interested in reading more? – This piece by Clive Byrne talks about the help career guidance can give with the CAO application and beyond; Your Guidance Counsellor can help.

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