Donegal ETB and LYIT Re-sign Deal on Cooperation

20 May 2021 



Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT) and Donegal Education and Training Board (Donegal ETB) have re-signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to continue to improve educational links between the two organisations.

Previously signed in 2016, this formal MoU builds upon a long history of collaboration and an established partnership between the two institutions which has been beneficial to both and one that is consistent with the National Strategy for Higher Education to 2030 and government policy.  The overall objective is to provide for enhanced progression opportunities and pathways for learners consistent with the National Further Education and Training Strategy, 2020-2024.

Anne McHugh, Chief Executive of Donegal ETB is delighted to renew the MoU with LYIT stating:“Donegal ETB places great value on its work with LyIT because both organisations can see the benefits of collaboration for our county.  Both organisations have worked exceptionally well together to put new processes in place allowing the aims of the MoU to be achieved.  Donegal ETB looks forward to building upon the achievements to date and to further strengthening the bonds in the years to come.”

Paul Hannigan, LYIT President welcomed the re-signing of the MoU with Donegal ETB stating:“The relationship between LYIT and Donegal ETB has been very strong over the years, the last five years has some significant activity across a number of fronts. As LYIT now moves towards Technological University status it is really important that our relationship with Donegal ETB is retained and built upon for the benefit of the people in our region.”

A Strategic Planning Group was established which now meets quarterly to discuss the operation and strategic development of the partnership. As a result, new progression routes and pathways have been developed over the past five years that provide opportunities for those living and working in the region.


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