Certs presented to job seekers

Local Employment Service clients with the FETAC Certificates they earned for completing the Practical Preparation for Work programme: Back: course participants Ross O'Hanlon, Kevin Lyons, Sinead Ryan, Melissa Keniry, Ciara Blackmore and Clive McNamara. Front: Tim Byrne (IIE), Christine Rockett, LES Administrator;, Anne Dalton, LES Employment Guidance Officer; Julie O'Donnel l, LES Co-ordinator; Phil Shanahan, STDC; Victoria Wilmott, IIE and Liam Murphy. DSP.
Six young job seekers have received FETAC certificates for completing a Preparation for Work course with Carrick-on-Suir Local Employment Service (LES).

Six young job seekers have received FETAC certificates for completing a Preparation for Work course with Carrick-on-Suir Local Employment Service (LES).

The group aged between 18 and 25 years gained a variety of workplace skills during the 14 week programme completed between September and December last year.

The two-day a week course covered employment skills; CV and interview preparation; further education and training options.

Course participants visited Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) where the Head of the Department of Engineering Technology & Trade Studies Albert Byrne spoke to them about the wide range of services and supports available to students studying at the college.

They also visited several local workplaces including O’Shea’s Farm, Hasbro and Bausch & Lomb.

Since completing the course, the six LES clients have progressed to further training and education, work experience and employment.

The course was funded by the Department of Social Protection and Local Community Development Programme (LCDP).

It was proposed by LES Employment Guidance Officer Annie Dalton arising from her work with job-seekers in the Carrick-on-Suir area and was designed in conjunction with the RAPID Area Implementation Team to increase the confidence and readiness for work of its participants.

The programme was delivered by Victoria Wilmott, Director of Education and Learning with the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE).

Institute of Industrial Engineers Director Tim Byrne presented the course participants with their FETAC certificates on Friday, March 15.

Carrick-on-Suir LES is based at the Nano Nagle Resource Centre, Carrick on Suir and can be contacted at (051) 649516.