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WWETB Skills to AdvanceThe Skills to Advance policy will support small and medium-sized enterprises [SMEs] who need some assistance to invest in and develop their workforce. This initiative offers valuable skills development opportunities.

Your employees (full or part-time) may qualify for up to 100% funding to attend these courses as part of the NEW Skills to Advance Employee Development Initiative, which is being delivered through your local Education and Training Board (ETB). Providing flexible, high quality, accessible training, relevant to the changing needs of employees, the economy and industry.

What are the benefits to your Business?

  • Increase productivity
  • Embrace new technologies
  • Higher skilled workforce
  • Improve staff morale

Who is eligible for Skills to Advance?

‘Employees’ that are defined as those who work part-time or full-time under a contract of employment, whether oral or written, express or implied, have recognised rights and duties and are in receipt of pay for their service. Self-employed persons are also included in this cohort.

Rational for Skills to Advance

  • Responding to changing nature of jobs and skills requirements
  • Supporting development of soft skills
  • Meeting the skills needs of the target groups
  • Supporting and enhancing productivity in SMEs
  • Driving effective regional Development

For more information please contact:

Waterford ETB Senior Training Advisors

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For more information visit:

http://www.solas.ie/SkillsToAdvance/Pages/default.aspx

Solas New Trustees

Chair of the Solas Cancer Support Centre, Dee Jacques, is delighted to welcome four new Trustees to the Board.

Peter Burke, Ellen Hegarty, Ada Kinneally and Janet Tumulty recently joined the voluntary Board to support in governing the organisation. Dee spoke following the first Trustee’s meeting of 2019: ‘We are delighted to strengthen the Board in the areas of business, law, medicine and training and thank our new Trustee’s for giving their time and expertise to the charity’.

The Solas Cancer Support Centre offers free support services to those affected by cancer, their families and carers.  For enquiries please call the Solas Cancer Support Centre on 051 304604 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Waterford Music Inspiring Bach

Rediscover the music of one of the most significant composers of all time in a programme entitled "Inspiring Bach" with Irish violinist Claire Duff and French harpsichordist Benjamin Alard as they dive deep into Bach’s powerful musical meditations on suffering, loss - and redemption.

This concert will take place at The Large Room, City Hall, Waterford on Thursday 21 February at 7.30pm.

Tickets €17 / €15 (conc.) / €5 (students) on the door.

Presented by Music Network

“All the excitement of a high-wire act” – The Irish Times [on Duff]

Irish violinist Claire Duff’s playing has been described as “full of fire, flair and brilliance". Duff is leader of the Irish Baroque Orchestra and performs throughout Europe as a soloist and ensemble player. She has led Florilegium, I Fagiolini, English Touring Opera and The Kings Consort, and co-led the Academy of Ancient Music and The English Concert.

“Alard’s playing is a delight with striking agogic expressive power” – Gramophone

As a recitalist on both harpsichord and organ, Benjamin Alard has performed in festivals and venues around the world. A member of baroque orchestra La Petite Bande, he also performs chamber music with violinist François Fernandez and in a harpsichord duo with Élisabeth Joyé. Organist at Saint-Louis-en-l’Île in Paris, he oversees an annual series of keyboard concerts dedicated to the music of J.S. Bach.

Audiences will also hear a new work by Irish composer Jane O’Leary - Fantasia (homage to J.S. Bach), commissioned by Music Network, which offers a contemporary reflection on the resonances of Bach.

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EBS Waterford are hosting their annual Mortgage Fair in The Tower Hotel & Leisure Centre, Waterford on Sunday 17th February 2019 from 12pm to 3pm and is a free event to attend.

If you're thinking of building or buying your own home soon, this event is for you. Bring along your ideas and talk to an Auctioneer, Builder, Architect, Solicitor, Windows, Flooring and Energy consultants and more. The EBS Mortgage Team will be there to talk all things mortgages.

Beat 102 103 will also be there on the day to provide family friendly entertainment so it promises to be a great event which is free to attend.

UPMC Whitfield Wexford BusUPMC Whitfield, the largest private hospital in the South East, has partnered with Wexford Bus, a growing commercial bus company, to promote ease of access to quality healthcare services for patients across the region.

The partnership will see buses operating between Wexford and Dublin, Carlow and Waterford bear the UPMC Whitfield logo and colours, and highlight the availability of a dedicated centre of medical excellence for patients in the region – with the Wexford to Waterford service terminating at UPMC Whitfield.

UPMC Whitfield has over 50 expert consultants working across a range of specialties, including radiotherapy, cardiology, orthopaedics, ophthalmology, oncology / haematology, radiology, ear, nose and throat, gynaecology, urology and general surgery. These are supported by a wider team of 180 dedicated medical, nursing and administration staff to ensure the 70-bed hospital offers patients the right care, in the right way, at the right time – in a first-class facility that is close to home.

Wexford Bus connects the major towns and cities across the South East. Its busses travel from Wexford to Waterford, Carlow and Dublin city and airport, and between Arklow, Wicklow and Dublin city and airport. Wexford Bus also connects all the key towns along its routes.

David Beirne, CEO at UPMC Whitfield, said: “We’re committed to supporting patients and communities in the South East, and are proud to be collaborating with Wexford Bus to highlight the great transport and health services in the region. Wexford Bus’s services offer patients easy access to some of the best medical professionals and facilities in the country, and we’re looking forward to working with them.”

Brendan Crowley, Managing Director of Wexford Bus said: “We are delighted to have partnered with UPMC Whitfield. When developing our routes and schedules, we strive to accommodate our passengers by bringing them to the key health, education and commercial centres on the route. Our service between Wexford, New Ross and Waterford terminates at UPMC Whitfield to facilitate the ever-increasing number of passengers from the southeast who are attending appointments for a wide range of excellent healthcare services. Wexford Bus started operating between Wexford and Waterford at the end of 2015 and now operates up to eight daily services in each direction.” 

The UPMC Whitfield campus is operated by UPMC, the international not-for-profit healthcare provider and insurer that is transforming the way healthcare is delivered. Already trusted by millions of patients across the world, the company operates more than 40 hospitals, as well as 600 doctors' offices and outpatient sites, and is now delivering this global expertise to those living in the South East of Ireland.

Wexford Bus is owned and operated by Wexford-based Brendan and Lorene Crowley and was established in 1996. The aim was to operate a service around Wexford Town and the surrounding towns and villages. In 2007 the express service between Wexford and Dublin was launched. In 2015, the service between Wexford and Waterford via New Ross was introduced, and in 2018, the service for South Wicklow commenced.

Wexford Bus carried 840,000 passengers in 2018, has a team of over 65 people and a fleet of 35 buses and coaches.

Visit UPMC at www.upmcwhitfield.ie

@UPMCWhitfield

See www.wexfordbus.com for details on routes and fares.

LCE Cert Practical Ergo

IT’S NEVER TO EARLY TO START THINKING ERGONOMICS TRAINING!

The LCE Certificate in Practical Ergonomics is making its return again in May 2019 from the 20th to the 24th.  This 5 day course has proven to be very popular, especially amongst those working in the Pharma industry.

Ergonomic interventions help by maximising human performance which can benefit your organisation in the following ways:

  • Reducing accidents
  • Reducing potential for “human error”
  • Increased productivity
  • Improved quality
  • Reducing the risk of work related musculoskeletal disorders

If ergonomics falls under your remit, or indeed it is of particular interest then this is the course for you.

The LCE Certificate in Practical Ergonomics is currently the only one of it’s kind in Ireland and Ita Leyden is also recognised as an All-Ireland “Thought Leader in Ergonomics”!

Not forgetting the off site practical element of the course which gives participants a real feel for carrying out ergonomic assessments.

Want to know more – call us on 051 364344 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to avail on our early bird offer for the month of February.

 

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