Thursday, 24 April, 2014

AONTAS AGM - Have your say in our new Strategic Plan

Calling all AONTAS members! The Annual General Meeting takes place on Wednesday March 14th at the Ashling Hotel in Dublin.  This years AGM will provide you with more information about developments relevant to adult and community education, including the new Further Education and Training Strategy.  Fiona Hartley, Executive Director of SOLAS will give a presentation.  The AGM will also give you the opportunity to have your say in the new AONTAS strategic plan.  What should our priorities be over the next three years?

To see the agenda and to book your place at the AGM, click here.  To read more about the strategic plan consultation and see how you can participate, click here

Adult Learners’ Festival – Learn today for a better tomorrow!


Ger Brennan, Dublin GAA player recently launched this years' schedule of events for the Festival

Over four hundred events took place throughout the country during the Adult Learners' Festival from February 24th to March 1st. Thanks to all the museums, libraries, colleges and community centres who participated, offering the chance to pick up a new skill, pursue a forgotten interest or discover a surprising learning opportunity.  All of the events were offered free of charge.  

Thanks to Ger Brennan Dublin GAA player who helped us launch the Fesitval.  Ger said ‘I think the Adult Learners’ Festival is a great opportunity to get informed about some of the education and training opportunities that are out there on your own doorstep. As someone involved in sports, I know how life can change so I regularly take part in learning myself. Lifelong learning is a great way to keep your options open and plan for the future.’

If you missed a Festival event, you can still check out the One Step Up calendar, where you can also sign up for reminders about events in your area.  

Make adult learning your new year’s resolution!

If learning a new skill is one of your new years resolutions, then here are three things you can do to get started:

  • Visit the What Next section of this website, to find useful information about funding, finance and general information about returning to education as an adult
  • Check out to make contact with your local adult education services, find useful resources and hear from adult learners who have benefited from returning to education
  • Contact our Freephone Number 1800 303 669 for further information.