Employers urged to support graduates of new Carrick IT course for job seekers for job seekers

Carrick-on-Suir employ-ment service for job seekers is looking for local companies to support its new IT retail sales and customer care course by providing work placements or jobs for graduates of the programme.

Carrick-on-Suir employ-ment service for job seekers is looking for local companies to support its new IT retail sales and customer care course by providing work placements or jobs for graduates of the programme.

The Local Employment Service based at the Nano Nagle Community Resource Centre at Greenside is currently recruiting job seekers for the Fast Track to Information Technology/FAS IT Retail Sales and Customer Care course and asssessments are due to take place in August.

The training progamme, which is funded by FAS, is a 6-month full-time course for up to 20 local job seekers.

It includes certification in ECDL and IT Skills, training in professional and personal development, basic computer maintenance, the use of the web and Internet; IT sales; customer care and customer relations; retail sales and job seeking skills.

Graduates of the course will be available to local businesses at the end of the programme for a variety of job opportunities as the course also offers a one-month practical work placement with local companies.

The LES says local employers wishing to employ graduates or support the Carrick on Suir FIT initiative by offering work placement or company visits should contact the FIT Regional Liaison Officer, Ruth Mac Conaill at (021) 2307088.

Information is also available at the FIT website: www.fit.ie

FAS are also supporting a very successful Local Training Initiative in Carrick on Suir at the moment.

It is called Applied Employment Skills and is sponsored by the Carrick on Suir Development Association (COSDA).

The State training and employment agency is also funding a basic computer training course this month in Carrick on Suir.

The LES assists job seekers with taking those practical steps needed to secure employment, training and educational opportunities.

Assistance is provided with curriculum vitae, job applications and interview preparation.

An information room is available at the LES with copies of South Tipperary and Waterford newspapers and FAS touch-screen job vacancy listings.

The LES is a free service open to all individuals in receipt of a Social Welfare payment.

To register with the LES or for more information on training supports available please contact Annie and Paula at (051) 649516.