Local Training Initiatives

These projects are designed to help  unemployed people to acquire basic IT, interpersonal  and vocational employment skills, and support them into further training, education or employment.


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LTI Description



 Athy Retail Skills – Level 4

The Athy Retail Skills course provides trainees with 30 weeks training to achieve Level 4 QQI Major Award in Retail Skills.  The programme equips learners with the knowledge, skills and competence to work in a retail environment, providing effective customer service and retail selling, performing a range of payment transactions and engaging in stock control activities, whilst also improving their communications and teamworking skills.

Modules included:

  • Communications
  • Teamworking
  • Work Experience
  • Information Technology
  • Retail Sales Techniques
  • Retail Payment Procedures
  • Stock Control
  • Customer Service

Contact Details

Contact: Bernie or Josephine

Location: Woodstock Street, Athy, Co. Kildare

Phone: 059 8640945

E-mail: athytechnology@gmail.com


Newbridge Foundation for Employment

This 36 week project based in Newbridge provides a Level 3 Major Award in Employment Skills.  It has been designed to meet the needs of unemployed people who want to work but are finding it difficult to progress into further training or education, community employment or employment because of a deficit in basic education and personal skills. Learners will also receive on-going individual guidance and support in relation to their career path and objectives.

Contact Details

Location: c/o Newbridge Town FC, Station Rd., Newbridge, Co. Kildare

Contact Mary or Ciara

Phone: 045 432121

E-mail: foundationforemployment@eircom.net


 Naas IT and Office Skills

This 38 week programme offers a Level 5 Major Award in Business Administration. The aim of this programme is to provide unemployed clients with an opportunity to acquire employment skills – interpersonal, communication skills, advanced IT competence with bookkeeping in order to progress into employment and/or further training.

Contact Details

Location: Jigginstown Commercial Centre, Naas, Co. Kildare

Contact: Eleanor or Miriam

Phone: 045 895450 or 085 2254678

E-mail: naasit@kildare.ie


Naas Technology Project

This programme offers trainees the opportunity to complete Level 4 Major Award in Reception Skills.  Learners will be better equipped with the necessary computer, office and clerical skills to gain employment in the general clerical/administration/ office work areas.  The programme aims to build confidence levels and improve presentation, teamwork and communication and mathematical skills.

Contact Details

Location: Jigginstown Commercial Centre, Naas, Co. Kildare

Contact: Cathal or Colin

Phone: 045 895450

E-mail: epp@yahoo.ie


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