Local Training Initiatives

Training in progressThese 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.


Athy Technology Project

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

e-mail: athytechnology@gmail.com

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

e-mail: foundationforemployment@eircom.net

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

Email: naasit@kildare.ie

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

e-mail: epp@yahoo.ie

phone: (045) 895450