Innovative programme launched at Longford EDI Centre

Innovative programme launched at Longford EDI Centre

A new Longford Pre-apprenticeship Programme was launched at Longford Employment Development and Information (EDI) Centre recently. 

Members of the EDI Board of Management, along with representatives of Longford/Westmeath Education and Training Board (LWETB) were present for the launch of the innovative Pre-Apprenticeship Programme in Engineering Skills. 

The  initiative is funded by LWETB, Athlone Training Centre, and the programme will be delivered at the EDI Centre in Longford. 

This programme is of particular significance, given that this is the year of the apprenticeship.

Moreover it presents another opportunity to further the learner's education and prepares one for entry level to an apprenticeship.

The course will provide students with a QQI Level 4 in Engineering Skills. 

Furthermore, it  provides students with workshop training, coupled with modules in the following: milling and turning, technical drawing, workplace safety, work experience, communications, mathematics, information technology and team building. 

“This is an excellent community initiative which offers an alternative pathway to education and training,” remarked Marcella McGarry, EDI Centre Coordinator. 

The Employment Development and Information (EDI) Centre was set up in 1998 to provide information and support to the unemployed. 

This service is managed by a voluntary Board of Management whose members are from the public sector plus the community and voluntary sector. 

The Centre is managed by a coordinator and staff employed through the Community Employment Scheme under the auspices of the Department of Social Welfare.

Applications for the Longford Pre-apprenticeship Programme are now being accepted. 

For more information on the programme or to apply for the course, please contact Aileen Moloney at 09064 24229 or  

Alternatively you can contact  the EDI Centre directly and speak to either Tony or Padraig on 043 3347515