Local Enterprise Week 1st -5th March #Work Matters

Sligo Library and Work Matters week of Online Presentations on Sligo Library Facebook and Youtube channels.

Interview 1

Monday March 1st Interview at 2 pm

Garrett Crowley of LEO Sligo interview for Work Matters Enterprise Week

Garrett Crowley, of the Local Enterprise Office Sligo in a recorded interview with Maeve McCormack, for Work Matters in Sligo Libraries. Garrett will outline the supports available to entrepreneurs from the Sligo Local Enterprise Office. Each county in Ireland has one Local Enterprise Office and the network and its activities are supported by the European Regional Development Fund. Work Matters is a library initiative that seeks to assist entrepreneurs and job seekers by providing facilities in each library to support them and signposting other services that can assist them.

Interview 2

Tuesday March 2nd interview at 2PM.

Jean Gilligan, Springboard+ at IT Sligo, interview for Work Matters during Enterprise Week

Jean Gilligan, Springboard+ at IT Sligo, in a recorded interview with Maeve McCormack for Work Matters in Sligo Libraries.  Jean details the educational supports available to entrepreneurs from the Springboard+ programme in IT Sligo. The Springboard+ programme opens for applications in late May/early June annually. IT Sligo will publish a list of Springboard+ approved programmes once applications are open. In 2020 IT Sligo offered a record number of funded places across 25 approved courses from Marketing to ICT and Computing courses to Biopharma, Health Science, Quality, Civil Engineering, Occupational Safety & Health. Springboard+ is part funded by the European Social Fund as part of the ESF programme for employability, inclusion and learning 2014-2020. Work Matters is a library initiative that seeks to assist entrepreneurs and job seekers by providing facilities in each library to support them and signposting other services that can assist them.

Interview 3

Wednesday March 3rd Interview at 2pm

Josephine McGread, MSLETB Adult Education Guidance Service, for Work Matters during Enterprise Week

Josephine McGread, MSLETB Adult Guidance Service, in a recorded interview with Maeve McCormack for EDIC Sligo on the educational supports available to entrepreneurs from the MSLETB Adult Education Guidance Service. The AEGS helps people to make informed education, career and life choices by providing impartial and confidential Guidance Counselling, Information and Support to adults in relation to their education, training and career options. You can meet with a professional Adult Educational Guidance Counsellor or Adult Guidance Information Officer in a confidential setting to discuss your education and training needs.

MSLEBT is part funded by the European Social Fund. Work Matters is a library initiative that seeks to assist entrepreneurs and job seekers by providing facilities in each library to support them and signposting other services that can assist them.

Interview  4

Thursday March 4th interview at 2pm

EYE interview with Maria Deady, Manuel Villagran and Ellen Gunning Work Matters Enterprise Week

EYE or Erasmus for Young entrepreneurs is the European exchange programme for Entrepreneurs. EYE is a cross-border exchange programme which gives new or aspiring entrepreneurs the chance to learn from experienced entrepreneurs running small businesses in other participating countries.

The exchange of experience takes place during a stay with the experienced entrepreneur, which helps the new entrepreneur acquire the skills needed to run a small firm. The host benefits from fresh perspectives on his/her business and gets the opportunities to cooperate with foreign partners or learn about new markets. Maria Deady of Dublin Chamber of Commerce and Manuel Villagran are the local contacts for the EYE programme in Ireland and Ellen Gunning has acted as a host for visiting EYE participants.

Work Matters is a library initiative that helps entrepreneurs and job seekers by providing facilities in each library to support them and signposting other services that can assist them.