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Job Fair Open To All Coming To Newcastle

Newcastle is to play host to a major Job Fair on Tuesday 31 March between 9.30am and 1.00pm. The event, which is free and open to all, will take place in the Slieve Donard Hotel and Spa, Newcastle. The Job Fair has been organised by the Department for Employment and…

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Farry Opens The Hub Enterprise Facility In Newry

Employment and Learning Minister Dr Stephen Farry today officially opened the Southern Regional College’s (SRC) new student enterprise facility ‘The Hub’ at its campus in Newry. The Hub has been developed by SRC to help encourage more students to study Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) subjects and to provide…

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Farry Announces European Social Fund Programme Opportunities

Employment and Learning Minister Dr Stephen Farry today announced details of a series of road shows to publicise the forthcoming new European Social Fund (ESF) Programme 2014 – 2020. The Department for Employment and Learning, as the managing authority for ESF in NI, is organising the road shows to provide…

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Businesses Benefit From InnovateUs Programme

Employment and Learning Minister, Dr Stephen Farry today commended businesses who gained a qualification having participated in the InnovateUs Employer Support Programme (ESP). The event at South Eastern Regional College Lisburn campus recognised the achievements of local businesses through their participation on the skills programme which is funded by the…

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Minister Urges Employers To Support Those With Disabilities

Minister for Employment and Learning Dr Stephen Farry today delivered the closing address at ‘Making Equality Work – recruiting disabled people’, a conference aimed at promoting positive actions by employers in recruiting employees with disabilities.  The event, held in Belfast City Hall, was organised by the Equality Commission for Northern…

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Literacy Levels In Adults Improving Across Northern Ireland

THE results from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development’s (OECD) International Survey of Adult Skills (ISAS) for Northern Ireland, which indicate that adult literacy levels have improved over the last decade were published today (7 October). The National Foundation for Education Research (NFER) was responsible for administering the ISAS…

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Farry Provides Extra Cash For Disabled Students

Farry announces extra funding for students with disabilities in Further Education Employment and Learning Minister Dr Stephen Farry today announced a £500,000 increase to funding, aimed at helping students with learning difficulties or disabilities studying in further education colleges. The ‘Additional Support Fund’ is allocated to colleges to help provide…

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Farry Launches New Cloud Academy

EMPLOYMENT and Learning Minister Dr. Stephen Farry today (Monday 2 September) launched the new Cloud Academy. The Cloud Academy aims to provide graduates with the skills and experience required to take up exciting new ICT opportunities in Cloud computing with training designed and delivered by Belfast Metropolitan College. The Minister…

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Report On SME’s Employment Rights and Relations Published

Report On SME’s Employment Rights and Relations Published and relations responsibilities amongst Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) in Northern Ireland. The DEL commissioned report examined attitudes among SME’s to their employment law obligations. It found that there is a need to improve guidance and support to help embed good practice…

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Farry Launches Strategy for Fair Access to Higher Education

Employment and Learning Minister Dr Stephen Farry today (Tuesday 11 September) set out his vision for a new integrated strategy for widening participation in higher education in Northern Ireland.  Speaking in the Assembly to launch the new strategy ‘Access to Success’, the Minister said: “At almost 50%, Northern Ireland has the highest…

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