|Today AEGIS has a full-time staff of two, Carmel Hoolan, Guidance Co-ordinator and Mary Connell, Information Officer.|
|In 2000 the Department of Education and Science launched the first Phase of the Adult Educational Guidance (AEG) Initiative. This initiative arose as a result of needs identified in The White Paper- Learning for Life (DES, 2000). This proposed the creation of national network of adult educational guidance services to provide career and educational guidance and information to adults participating in adult and further education. |
Over the past eight years a total of forty such services have been created on a national basis.
AEGIS, the Adult Educational Guidance & information Service for Co. Laois was established in July 2001 under Phase II of the AEG Initiative. The service opened its doors on the 3rd September 2001 in its offices at 2, Meehan Court Portlaoise.