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DeeHub to host new Pathways programme

The DeeHub in Ardee. Photo Credit: Adrian Crawley.
This article originally appeared on ThisIsArdee.ie

A new free third level education taster programme is coming to Ardee this Autumn – open to adults aged 18-55 years of age who would like to sample experiences of third level education without the pressures of exams or assignments.

The Pathways programe, run in conjunction with the Louth Leader Partnership and Dundalk Institute of Technology, is a 14 week programme designed to help break down barriers that may be preventing adults from accessing Third Level Education.


The programme provides participants with the opportunity to sample facilitated discussions and debates of Third Level Education without having to worry about exams, assignments or presentations. Topics include Community Development and Active Citizenship, Creative Arts and Marketing. Participants of the programme will also receive ongoing support and career guidance advice.

In addition, the final week of the programme will allow participants go on a tour of the DKIT campus in Dundalk, taking in all of the educational departments. On completion of the programme, participants will be invited to attend a Presentation Ceremony in DKIT which will take place in January 2018.

The programme in Ardee will consist of one session a week held at the Dee Hub on Market Street and will commence on Wednesday September 6th, running until Wednesday December 13th. Pathways will also run in Dundalk (Louth County Library, Tuesdays) and Drogheda (Louth County Library, Thursdays) for the same period. Each session will last two hours – from 10.30am to 12.30pm.

For those interested in taking part come September, an information session will be held at the Dee Hub in Ardee on Wednesday May 17th. That is also being held between 10.30am and 12.30pm. The information sessions will give  the programme leaders with the opportunity to provide participants with an overview of the three subject areas for this programme.

You can register your interest in attending the information session now and spaces are limited so Pathways encourage those interested to register today to avoid disappointment. You can call Jacqui Ward on 087 746 2507 or e-mail here [email protected]

There are 75 spaces available across the programme in the three towns – with 25 spots in Ardee, Dundalk and Drogheda each.

The only entry requirements for the programme are a primary level education and fitting the 18-55 age criteria. Pathways is free to all participants.

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