Trainee Entrepreneur Programme Athlone - Sept 2019

WCD without LTDThe 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 Athlone on 9th September 2019.

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For further information on the Trainee Entrepreneur Programme, or on supports available from Westmeath Community Development, please contact Dan Grehan – Landline: 0449348571 Mobile: 0860442357.




30 August 2019

Eligibilityplease note that as this is a Special CE Scheme, Short-Term unemployed people are eligible (one open payment required only) -  also participants are required to attend our Training Centre, Unit 4 , Rockdean, Blyry Business Park, Blyry, Athlone, Co. Westmeath, N91X012 - for just one day (Monday) and the other day and a half of CE time is spent researching their business plan and other relevant tasks, this should allow Mullingar clients attend – they may be able to avail of the bus which travels daily to Garrycastle Training Centre.

Dept of Employment Affairs Social Protection