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Do You Want Help Finding a Job?

Westmeath Community Development (WCD) Enterprise & Employment Mediation Service

We have trained career, employment and information mediators who can provide you with the help you need to reach your training, employment or self employment goals. Services are free and available to all.

We will help you find the tools and resources to help with your job search through the following activities:

  • One to one employment and self employment mentoring support
  • Self-marketing skills, motivation & confidence building, skills and training analysis support/training
  • CV preparation tailored to suit employers needs.
  • Identifying, defining and transferring your skills set from one career to another
  • Guided job search & research skills training and supports
  • Interview prep and training specific to job type and application
  • Links to employers, other local support services e.g. Dept Social Protection, FAS, VEC, CEB, training and work placement opportunities
  • Information and support on labour market trends, areas of growth etc
  • Enterprise, business start up support e.g. business appraisals, business plans, applications for BTWEA payment, grants and loan funds e.g. LEADER, CEB, WCD grants.
  • Access and  referral to CEB 3 day Business Appraisal Programme
  • Access and referral to WCD/FAS 6 month Business Start Up Programme

Our mediators can help you develop a training, employment or self employment business start up plan and take supported steps to matching your interests, experience and abilities with current training, employment and self employment options that are available to you. Services are tailored to meet the individual training & employment needs of each client.

If you would like help preparing your CV, preparing for an interview or support and guidance in identifying and making career choices contact Tricia to make an appointment.

Tricia McKenna

0449348571 or 0860442358

tmckenna@westcd.ie

Athlone and Mullingar Job Clubs

Our next Job Clubs will commence on June 18th next, and will run for four weeks.

The Athlone Job Club will be held in the WCD Job Club, Business Development Centre, Parnell Square, Athlone.

The Mullingar Job Club will be held in the WCD Offices, Mullingar Enterprise and Technology Park, Clonmore Industrial Estate , Mullingar.  

For further information on the Job Club, contact Noel or Deirdre in our Athlone office, 0906494555. 

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Employer Links Mullingar and Environs

Westmeath Community Development invites tenders from agencies and bodies with links to employers in the Mullingar area;

  • To Match 25-40 of our clients to job openings with local employers
  • To Interact directly with companies and candidates to help facilitate the job seekers secure employment
  • To Interact directly with both parties to find matches between what employers require and what job seekers have to offer

Our clients are individuals that are in receipt of a Social Welfare payment, and in excess of 250 new clients have engaged with WCD since the beginning of 2012.

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Employer Links Project for Athlone and South Westmeath

Employer Links Tender

Westmeath Community Development invites tenders from agencies and bodies with links to employers in the Athlone and South Westmeath area;

  • To Match 25-40 of our client to job openings with local employers
  • To Interact directly with companies and candidates to help facilitate the job seekers secure employment
  • To Interact directly with both parties to find matches between what employers require and what job seekers have to offer

Our clients are individuals that are in receipt of a Social Welfare payment, and in excess of 250 new clients have engaged with WCD since the beginning of 2012.

The contract period is from June 1st to Oct 31st.

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First Polymer Training Free Training Programmes

FREE TRAINING for Jobseekers And Job Bridge Participants

First Polymer Training Skillnet have three programmes specifically dedicated to Jobseekers & Job Bridge participants taking place in 2012.

1. Injection Moulding and Manufacturing Skills

This 8 day programme is 100% funded i.e. there is no cost for jobseekers to attend. It will provide participants with injection moulding technical skills and with the general skills needed to work in a plastics manufacturing environment. It will cover Injection Moulding Module 1 and 2.

On successful completion of this programme participants will receive two FETAC Level 5 component certificates in Injection Moulding (Machine Setting and Process Optimisation) plus a Certificate of Attendance from First Polymer Training Skillnet. The programme also includes a suitable post course work placement. Job Bridge interns are also eligible.

2. Conversion Programme for Engineers

This conversion course for engineers (from other engineering disciplines) will allow them to gain the necessary skills to start work as an engineer in the plastics industry. This course will incorporate plastics materials, processing, part and mould design and injection moulding modules over 10 days. The individual components that make up this programme are all FETAC certified. On successful completion of assessments, candidates will achieve three component certificates. The programme also includes a suitable post course work placement. Job Bridge interns are also eligible.

3. Supervisory Management and Communication Skills Programme for Jobseekers& Job Bridge Participants

This 8 day programme is 100% funded i.e. there is no cost for eligible jobseekers to attend. It will cover a 3 day Supervisory Management FETAC certified programme plus a 3 day Communications FETAC certified programme plus 2 x 1 day Workshops (one to one mentoring, interview skills, CV preparation and guidance to candidates on their FETAC assignments and work placements). Job Bridge interns are also eligible.

For further information contact

First Polymer Training Skillnet,
7 Centre Court,
Blyry Business & Commercial Park,
Athlone,
Co. Westmeath

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