Adult Education Guidance Services 'texting facility'
NCGE has been working closely with our IT provider to ensure that the texting facility
within the AGMS is fully operational for all services. This facility
allows AEGS staff to send texts (via the AGMS), with prior permission of the client already provided.
Providing for a ‘cap’ of 500 texts per AEGS, funded for each of the ETB AEGS by NCGE, this extra 500 texts per service is now available.
NCGE has developed a short guide to using the text facility within the AGMS and this can be accessed at https://www.ncge.ie/covid-19/support/fet/resources
Specific Support for Further Education and Training (FET)In conjunction with the Department of Education and Skills, SOLAS and ETBI, NCGE is currently developing a strategy of support for FET guidance provision.
To facilitate and inform this support, over the past 10 days, Guidance Counsellors in ETB AEGS, CFEs & PLC settings and Youthreach – CTC Advocates were invited to complete a 'Guidance Contingency Planning' survey. We received nearly 90 individual responses and we are very grateful for all the contributions made. Supports being developed will bear in mind the nature of the concerns expressed, the support required and the new DES Guidelines issued.NCGE will communicate these supports to you when they become available.