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.
Learning is trainee-centred and delivered through a combination of formal tuition, practical assignments, workshops and work experience and the projects are designed to meet the needs of individuals in their own communities.
The Athy Technology Project provides trainees with 24 weeks training to achieve Level 3 Major Award in Employability Skills. The programme delivers computer applications, information technology, career preparation and mathamatical skills to enable trainees to gain employment in the general, clerical and administration areas.
Location: Woodstock Street, Athy, Co. Kildare
Contact: Bernie or Josephine
phone: (059) 8640945
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.
Location: c/o Newbridge Town FC, Station Rd., Newbridge, Co. Kildare.
Contact: Mary or Ciara
phone: 045 432121
Naas Retail Skills
This 30 week programme offers a Level 4 Major Award in Retail Skills. The aim of this programme is to provide unemployed clients with an opportunity to acquire employment skills – specific retail skills such as stock control and till operation, interpersonal and communication skills and IT competence in order to progress into employment in the retail sector or continue further training.
Please click here for more detailed information. You can also read an article about the course with comments from the group who finished in June 2017, which gives you a flavour of the course (Naas Retail Skills Article).
Courses are continued through the summer with the next course due to start mid-June. If you are interested, please contact us for further information.
Location: Jigginstown Commercial Centre, Naas, Co Kildare
Contact: Eleanor or Miriam
Phone: (045) 895450
Naas Employment Skills
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.
Location: Jigginstown Commercial Centre, Naas, Co. Kildare
Contact: Cathal or Colin
phone: (045) 895450