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Engage ‘19: An Information Event for Adult Learners

  • Date(s)
    Saturday, 26 January 2019
  • Time(s)
    From 11:00 AM
  • Venue
    Connacht Hotel, Galway

About the event

This event is aimed at those seeking fresh career opportunities in 2019.


11:00am: Opening address

11:10am: Main Speaker – Peter Cosgrove – Futurist, Skills & Talent Expert, Author

Peter is a much sought after speaker who brings the latest insights and research from across the world of work, technology, diversity and talent. He is a regular contributor on national media on areas of talent and future of work. For a profile on Peter see here.

11:40am: Panel Discussion – Representatives from local Recruitment Agencies will discuss and take questions on employment opportunities in the West of Ireland. Their focus will be on employability, job categories and specific skill sets that employers are seeking.

12:00- 2:00pm: One-to-one Career Consultations (booked on the day, can’t be booked in advance)

One-to-One Consultations

You can book a 15-minute one-to-one consultation on the day at the Connacht Hotel, on a first come first serve basis. A Career Counsellor will review your personal work and education history with you. They will help you identify your skills, abilities, interests, and explore a range of opportunities available. They can advise you of options that will help you achieve your goals.

Information Stands

Representatives from the Regional Skills Forum West, Galway Mayo Institute of Technology, Galway and Roscommon Education and Training Board and NUI Galway will be available to discuss further education and support options for those who wish to return to further education and training. Additionally, representatives from Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) and the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection (DEASP) will be available to discuss any queries on grants, funding and entitlements you may have.


Free and all are welcome to attend.

If you have any further enquires please call 091 742328 or email: Reminder -one-to-one consultations are made on a first come, first served basis on the day at Connacht Hotel so come early to avoid disappointment. It is not possible to book a consultation in advance.  Follow this event on social media #engagegalway