July 2011


AHEAD in the News: Call for intern scheme to include those with disabilities

 

 

Pick of the week: Young solicitors optimistic about future prospects despite chill winds of recession


 

Further & Higher Education News

New DIT campus gets go-ahead from council

WIT thanks ex-president after he declines offer of alternative post

Third-level fees cannot be ruled out, says Quinn

Third level faces €500m shortfall, HEA warns

New further education and training authority, SOLAS, launched by Minister Quinn- Government agrees to wind down FÁS

New State training agency established to replace Fás

Quinn hints at higher points for science

Agency’s leadership key to modern and flexible system

No budget set for ‘new FAS’ as management to stay on

Third level funding report due

 

Disability Headlines

Woman settles for €2.5m over disability

Long Stay Charges Increased

Access all beach areas

Minister opens treatment centre for blood disorders

Asthma deaths down by 40pc

Teen with cerebral palsy gets €3.75m settlement

Doctor reveals intimidation and abuse of scientists researching ME causes

School closure creates problems for parents

 

General Education Articles

‘It’s not fair and it’s not right. All I want for my son is what any mother wants’

Will Quinn impose sanctions to stop ‘apartheid’ in schools?

Court backs ‘old boy’ admissions policy at school

State to regulate school enrolment

Rule favoured boys whose fathers were past pupils

Oireachtas ‘should look’ at positive discrimination

 

Mental Health in the Media

Overhaul of Mental Health Act 2001 now urgently required

My son may be thinking of suicide

Depression surge in rich suburbs over cash worries

42% of psychiatric patients in hospital for over a year, survey finds

Treating depression – A positive suggestion

Google directing certain searches to Samaritans

Rise in self-harm linked to recession and alcohol abuse

 

Employment Issues

When the lines are blurred between work and play

 

For anyone who follows this blog, you may have noticed I’m a fan of TED Talks so I’ve decided to try out having a TED Talk Tuesday!

First up is Sir Ken Robinson who has a very witty talk on how schools are killing creativity.

Pick of the week: My brain had swollen up and crushed itself

Report of the week: Learning to Reach Out

 

Further & Higher Education News

Putting faith in a broader vision of religion

Disability law scholarship

Students Take Part in Deaf Support Summer School

Students launch High Court challenge against ‘savage’ cuts to grants

A driving ambition to win

Louth VEC get extra up-skilling places

 

Disability Headlines

Dyslexie is a typeface for dyslectics

Lady Gaga upsets disability campaigners

Stem cell find a boost to fighting incurable illness

Worried you’ll get Alzheimer’s? Then follow these seven steps

Are you in danger of becoming diabetic without knowing it?

Implant could ease arthritis suffering

 

General Education Articles

Back to school bill hits €400 per child

Public want schools to develop rounded students

Rabbitte criticises lack of action on broadband

 

Mental Health in the Media

Mental health: The overbearing weight of money woes

Central Mental Hospital case reviews rise by 22% last year

Young go online for mental health help

Online mental health service gets 3,000 hits a week

 

Disability in the Workplace

Diversity: interview with Fiona Cannon, director of diversity and inclusion at Lloyds Banking Group

 

Applications are currently being sought for new work placement opportunities for graduates with disabilities/specific learning difficulties with Covidien & Abbott Ireland.

 

Covidien

Applications are currently being sought for a new work placement opportunity for graduates with disabilities/specific learning difficulties in a Customer Service Representative Role with Covidien, based in Dublin.

Applicants must have a minimum of a Leaving Certificate or its equivalent on the National Framework of Qualifications. Fluency in another European language is preferred but not essential.

Candidates interested in making an application will need to complete a WAM Application form and return it along with an up-to-date CV to AHEAD.

Closing Date for receipt of applications is 5pm on Monday 1st August 2011.

Abbott Ireland

Applications are currently being sought for a new work placement opportunity for graduates with disabilities/specific learning difficulties in the following roles with Abbott Ireland, Clonmel, Tipperary:

  1. 1.    Manufacturing Engineer
  2. 2.    Training Specialist

Applicants must have a minimum of a FETAC Level 6 or its equivalent on the National Framework of Qualifications. Fluency in another European language is preferred but not essential.

Candidates interested in making an application will need to complete a WAM Application form and return it along with an up-to-date CV to AHEAD.

Closing Date for receipt of applications is 5pm on Monday 1st August 2011.

Job descriptions and application forms for all position are available here: http://www.ahead.ie/employment_wamprogramme_currentopportunities.php

For further information on the placements available you can contact the WAM programme directly by emailing wam@ahead.ie or Tel. 01-2789325.

To request this information in an alternative format please contact WAM directly.

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