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24 May 2022

Join us at the National Learning Network's Open Day in Tullamore

Join us at the National Learning Network's Open Day in Tullamore

Michelle King - A former student of Tullamore National Learning Network

All are invited to an Open Day at the National Learning Network (NLN) at the Tanyard in Tullamore on Thursday, May 19, 2022.

The event will take place from 2pm to 8pm and full details will be provided of the services and facilities on offer at the Tullamore facility.

One of the former students at Tullamore NLN, Michelle King, outlines in a personal testimonial, how she benefited from the Fresh Start course, the Office Technology Skills programme and the Fast Track to Employment programme at the centre.

“I was a vulnerable, nervous person. I wasn’t in a good place.

“I was uncomfortable, overwhelmed and felt strange being around people and mixing as I wasn’t used to that. I wasn't sure which course in NLN would suit me but I found staff there very welcoming and pleasant and they gave me great help and support. I decided to give the Fresh Start programme a try to see if I liked it. After a week of sampling Fresh Start, I joined the course.

“I was glad I took that option and joined, because I started getting on well with people in the class and making friends.

“The course helped improve my confidence, and helped me mix and chat with other people and I began to see a different side of myself. I began to believe more in myself, and knew I could achieve more if I wanted to.

“On completion of Fresh Start, I joined the Office Technology Skills programme and made such progress, where my self-esteem, confidence and IT skills improved so much that I was able to stand up in class and give a presentation, which is something I never thought I would be able to do. I successfully completed this course with a QQI Level 4 Major Award in Office Skills. I was so proud of myself.

“I knew then that I was now ready to join the Fast Track to Employment programme in NLN, that I originally came into the centre to do. The support I was given I will never forget. I have gained retail skills, customer skills, IT skills, communication skills along with personal skills.

“I felt the staff in NLN understood me, they were there for me. There was always someone there for me when I had a bad day, or if I was struggling with work. I learned that everybody learns differently and the instructors helped me find ways to deal with my worries and concerns.

“I have now achieved two more major awards, a QQI Level 4 Retail Skills and a QQI Level 4 Employment Skills, and am delighted to say, I'm now working with NLN Tullamore as Office Administrator and Centre Receptionist.

“People in the centre are so friendly, and everyone helps each other out and supports one another. It is a lovely friendly environment to be in and you make great friends in the centre for life.

“It gives you back what you have lost – your confidence, self-esteem and belief in yourself.

“I am such a different person today than I was back in March 2018. The staff and the environment in which you learn makes it special.”

Become an NLN Student today!

We are very pleased to welcome you to National Learning Network Tullamore and are delighted you are taking the opportunity to look at what we can offer you. 

Our Tullamore training centre is located in the heart of Tullamore. It boasts a large outdoor polytunnell and extensive garden area which compliment our comfortable, supported, well-resourced training rooms. 

Our instructors are experienced, and experts in providing specialist training to people who require extra supports. We excel at facilitating person centred training with supports that will help you achieve your goals.

We work closely with our local community and have built a network of business and industry partners, including many local employers who offer our students the opportunity to gain on-the-job training and in-work placements. 

Our courses and supports assist you to fulfil your own personal goals, whether this is to get a qualification or a job, go on to further education or to simply work on your own personal development.

Learn more by visiting our website and downloading our Prospectus here or visit our Facebook page.

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