International Literacy Day – Take the First Step

A major new awareness campaign that encourages adults to ‘Take the first step’ to improve their reading, writing, maths and computers skills will be launched on Thursday 8 September, to mark International Literacy Day.

This campaign aims to dispel any stigma by focusing on the benefits of returning to further education.  We would like to encourage those interested in improving their basic skills to contact Portlaoise Further Education and Training Centre on 057 8661338 or send an email to

Those interested can also Freeephone 1800 20 20 65, Text LEARN to 50050 or log onto to get the help they need.