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14 Jun 2019
Education and Training Boards Ireland (ETBI) and NALA are offering a number of professional development workshops for adult literacy and numeracy practitioners and for vocational education and training practitioners at all levels of Further Education and Training. NALA will provide the workshops...
17 May 2019
Tipperary ETB student Gerard Maher took part in last year's awareness videos
This year’s 'Take the first step' awareness campaign will kick off with a special conference celebrating International Literacy Day in September.Take part in our videos This year, NALA would like to produce videos promoting ETB services available in your area. The videos will feature contact...
16 May 2019
Guidelines for inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities in adult literacy services
NALA is currently co-ordinating a research and development project on the inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities in adult literacy services. It aims to support ETBs to share good practice in inclusion and strengthen their capacity to serve adults with intellectual disabilities.The...
10 May 2019
We are hiring distance learning tutors
NALA is currently recruiting for the role of Project Officer. The successful candidate will be responsible for the development and testing of an online skills checking tool while also managing key stakeholder relationships. In addition, he/she will support the project manager in planning and...
8 May 2019
Adult learners want you to use your vote for literacy on 24 May
Vote for councillors and MEPs who value adult literacy, education and lifelong learningAhead of this month’s local and European elections, the National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA) is calling for people to vote for councillors and MEPs who will support and invest in adult literacy, education and...
11 Apr 2019
Suas Ireland help children from the most disadvantaged communities in Ireland to improve their literacy skills through one-to-one mentoring and learning materials. They are currently looking for literacy tutors who are interested in volunteering to tutor children in DEIS schools. DEIS is the...
5 Apr 2019
Mairead McGuinness MEP was the guest speaker at NALA's AGM on 6 April
“When it comes to the essential skills of literacy and numeracy, we know that too many citizens are left behind.” Mairead McGuinness, MEPMairead McGuinness, MEP and Vice President of the European Parliament was speaking at the National Adult Literacy Agency’s AGM on Saturday 6 April.Investment in...
7 Mar 2019

Take the first step │Michael │RTÉ

Adult literacy student Michael Duffy says he has Roy Keane and Niall Quinn to thank for his reading bugAdult literacy student Michael Duffy might be the one person in Ireland who can see the positive side of Roy Keane’s decision not to take part in the World Cup in 2002. The now notorious Saipan...
6 Mar 2019
NALA Numeracy Conference 2019
The real world implications of numeracy are more than you might think. According to the United Nations (UN), numeracy plays a role in the future of our planet by helping people develop innovative solutions to the world’s greatest problems including poverty, inequality and climate change. Numeracy’s...
4 Mar 2019

Take the first step │Brian │RTÉ

A new media partnership between NALA and RTÉ will see our 'Take the first step' campaign promoted across RTÉ TV, radio, online and social media for the month of March. The campaign uses real-life stories of students to encourage people who have difficulty with reading, writing, maths or technology...

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