Westmeath Traveller Project delivered a Cultural Awareness Workshop on Wednesday 12th February 2020 for some of the Canadian students in Athlone Institute of Technology. Fantastic to have great links with AIT.
The Trainee Entrepreneur Programme (TEP) (QQI Level 5 accredited) is a special Community Employment Scheme that has been running in Westmeath for over 20 years. It enables unemployed people considering self-employment to undergo an accredited business development programme while developing their business idea and their business plan.
The Trainee Entrepreneur Programme is one of a number of supports that Westmeath Community Development has in place to support new businesses being established by people on the live register. In 2018 we have had over 130 people establish new enterprises, primarily with the support of the Back to Work Enterprise Allowance schemes that we operate in conjunction with the Department Of Employment Affairs & Social Protection. The course provides all the tools needed to start and grow your own business, with back up and support even after the course finished provided by Westmeath Community Development staff and course tutors. .
The next Programme is scheduled to start in Mullingar on 9th March 2020.
Special Needs Assistant Course - QQI Level 5
Who should apply:
Anyone who is currently unemployed, on CE/TUS or working part time and interested in working with individuals in this environment.
Course content and learning outcomes:
The course will provide learners with comprehensive knowledge and skills to assist clients in this industry
The Rural Social Scheme requires new Rural Social Scheme workers. If you are a farmer who wishes to participate, click here for the scheme’s flyer. Minimum rate is €225.50/week.
Criteria to apply for a RSS placement includes:
Westmeath Community Development
Ref for applying: #CES-2134312
Hours: 19.5 h / week
No of Positions: 1
Please contact your local DEASP Employment Services/Intreo Office to check your eligibility and to apply for this vacancy. Vacancy Reference Number will be required. Eligibility to participate on CE is generally linked to those who are 21 years or over and applicants must also be in receipt of a qualifying Irish social welfare payment for 1 year or more.