Kerry Adult Guidance & Information Service
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Who we are

Meet the team


       

 

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Angela O Sullivan - Information Officer
Rico Stein - Co-Ordinator & Guidance Counsellor
Ita Lane - Guidance Counsellor

Locations throughout Kerry



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What we do

Choices

Kerry Adult Guidance & Information Service (KAGS) is the part of the Kerry Education and Training Board that provides eligible adults with:

  • quality educational guidance
  • career guidance
  • information

in order to assist them in making choices appropriate to their needs. The Guidance Service is for people who are unsure of what they want to do, while the Information Service is for those who know what they want to do but require information.

One to one guidance


Can help clients to explore their goals, to match their interests and skills to future careers, explore educational options to best meet their needs or to examine the next steps after finishing their education.

We can also provide support over the phone and by e-mail and shortly our clients will be able to use Skype to video-call us for free!

The guidance and information services are:
  • Confidential
  • Free of Charge
  • Impartial
  • Client-centred
  • Friendly and relaxed

“Guidance made it clear how I could go on and showed me how to get what I need and the confidence to do it” - KAGS Client

Who it's for

Our door always is open


Kerry Adult Guidance and Information Service has two parts: Guidance and Information Guidance is for people who don’t know what they want to do while the Information service is for those who know what they want to do but need information to go about doing it.

The Information Service is open to all adults in Kerry. Guidance is open to the following Target groups as laid down by the Department of Education and Skills:

  • Adults who left school with low or no formal qualifications or low literacy levels.
  • The unemployed, particularly the priority groups identified as part of the Government’s activation agenda.
  • The long-term unemployed and those at risk of becoming long-term unemployed, especially those in the older age groups.
  • Those not in work but not eligible to be on the Live Register.
  • Those in the workplace with basic skills needs.
  • Disadvantaged women who have particular experience of barriers to participation.
  • Disadvantaged men, including those experiencing rural isolation.
  • Lone Parents and others with caring responsibilities that may prohibit their participation in full time courses.
  • Travellers.
  • Homeless People.
  • Substance Misusers.
  • Ex-offenders.
  • People with Disabilities
  • People for whom English is not the mother tongue, who require language and literacy supports
  • Former residents of designated education institutions and eligible family members

 

 

Resources

Guidance Resource Library



Disclaimer:
Kerry Education and Training Board does not take responsibility for the accuracy or otherwise, of any content on external websites


Funding and grants


Ireland's European Structural and Investment Funds Programmes 2014-2020 European Union Department of Education and Skills QQI


Kerry Education and Training Board are subject to review by the Office of the Ombudsman.
Tá Bord Oideachais agus Oiliúna Chiarraí faoi réir athbhreithniú ag Oifig an Ombudsman
www.ombudsman.ie