ETBI Congress

ETBI Congress

I was delighted to present at the 109th annual ETBI (Education and Training Boards Ireland) which was held this year at Killashee House Hotel in Kildare, Ireland. It is always valuable to network and I wasn’t at all suprised to find educators and employers who are concerned by the same issues we currently encounter in the rest of Europe and the USA. The internet has made the world such a small place.

Internationally, awareness is rising around how a digital footprint can impact on employability. The slides I used for the presentation are here, although I have removed some of the material I used as it was licensed for live presentation only.

However, I was not prepared at all for the amount of press attention I received immediately after my presentation – I was contacted by three radio stations for interviews, but I found the first interview so nerve wracking that I couldn’t bring myself to speak to Radio Ulster or the BBC. I have already signed up for media training at work, I will hold back until after that. There were a number of national press articles about my presentation too.

There were two articles in The Independent, here and here.

This article doesn’t bear much resemblance to what I actually said, which is quite disappointing.

Interview with Mary Wilson RTE Drivetime 20/09/2013