Youth Services

LOETB supports The National Youth Strategy which is one of three whole-of-Government strategies developed under the overarching National Policy Framework, Better Outcomes Brighter Futures.

LOETB acknowledges the valuable role that youth work plays in the lives of young people and the important contribution it makes to the communities throughout Laois and Offaly. LOETB recognises that youth work and the important contribution of those involved in delivering it at local level impacts positively on strengthening those communities.

The Youth Work Functions of LOETB as defined under Section 10 (j) of the Education and Training Boards Act 2013 is “ to support the provision, coordination, administration and assessment of youth work services in its functional areas and provide such information as may be requested by the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs in relation to such support ”.

Contact:

Contact

Joe Thompson, Youth Officer

Address

Youth Services, LOETB, Ridge Road, Portlaosie, Co.Laois

Telephone

057 867 1309

085 887 8578

Email

j.thompson@loetb.ie


Guidance for Youth Organisations on Resuming Full Services after Covid-19. (03.09.2020)

Click HERE for the latest updated Version 5 ( 21st August.2020 ) of ‘Guidance for Youth Organisations on Resuming Full Services after Covid-19.’

 

STEAM Training Course

Science     Technology     Engineering     Art     Maths

Book your place Here today for a Two Day STEAM training course in Laois and Offaly! Updated 16.09.20

Who is this for:

Youth Workers, Arts Practitioners and other Educators in Laois and Offaly currently working with young people 10 – 20 age cohort in formal and non-formal educational youth settings.

Cost:

Registration Fee of €50 per successful applicant. This training is heavily subsidised by the Science Foundation of Ireland and Laois and Offaly Local Creative Youth Partnership.

Location: The Killeshin Hotel, Portlaoise, Co. Laois
Date:

(Day 1) Tuesday 29th September  FULL

(Day 1) Spaces still available for Wednesday 30th September 2020
(Day 2) 20th October 2020

Time:

9.30am - 5.00pm

Funding Opportunity:

On completion of Day 1 of training, there will be an opportunity for all participants to apply for a small grant for a starter Creative STEAM project (funded through Laois and Offaly Local Creative Youth Partnership). This will be subject to availability and eligibility criteria as per application guidelines.

  * Please note there is a maximum of 10 places on the training course. Places will be offered on a first come, first serve basis. Places will only be offered to practitioners actively working with young people in the Laois/Offaly region.

 

During the 2 day training course, you will undertake a range of STEAM* activities that you can build into courses, programmes and projects for young people in a variety of non-formal and formal educational settings. You will acquire a range of skills, knowledge, resources and equipment needed to facilitate high-quality STEAM learning experiences with young people.

Who is this for?

The course is suitable for all Youth Workers, Arts Practitioners and other Educators in Laois and Offaly currently working with young people 10 – 20 age cohort in formal and non-formal educational youth settings (e.g. Youth Work /Creative Youth Work settings, Youthreach and Community Training Centres) who wants to:

  • Enhance the STEAM offer provided to young people;
  • Integrate STEAM into existing courses, programmes and projects, or;
  • Develop and deliver creative, inspiring extra-curricular STEAM activities.

Partners involved 
This course is being organised by the National Youth Council of Ireland in collaboration with the Laois and Offaly Local Creative Youth Partnership / LOETB. It is funded by the Science Foundation of Ireland and Laois and Offaly Local Creative Youth Partnership / LOETB and delivered by TechSpace.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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