A free training and work experience initiative - Journey to Employment – has been officially launched by Cpl Learning and Development.
The initiative seeks to retrain over 700 job seekers in the Healthcare and Food industries and courses will be run at Longford’s EDI Centre in conjunction with the ‘Momentum Project’.
According to Director of Cpl Learning and Development, Siobhan Kinsella, the positions are borne out of a demand from Irish employers for skilled workers in these sectors:
“These free courses, which are available to anyone who has been in receipt of the job seekers allowance for over a year and aim to retrain Irish workers in fields where there are real job opportunities,” she said.
“At Cpl, we work with thousands of employers across various industries on a daily basis and there is a real demand for workers in both the Healthcare and Food Production sectors. The value of prepared food exports grew by 12% in 2011 to a value of €1.54 billion. It is further estimated by Bord Bia that the value of Irish food and drink exports also increased by 12% to reach €8.84b showing the real long term opportunities in this sector.”
There are still places available. Anyone who would like more information log onto www.cpl.ie or call 0818333727 for assistance.