Shaping Futures Course (LTI)

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Are you looking to develop a career working in the community?

If so the INOU are offering an exciting Local Training Initiative (LTI) designed to help participants develop a career using their life experiences and skills.

The Shaping Futures programme is a QQI accredited programme with participants working towards a level 4 major award in Employability Skills. This course is targeted at people who have experienced long-term and precarious unemployment and who have the potential and the desire to use their life’s experience to progress onto to employment or further education.   This course includes workplace internships which will draw on participant’s life experiences to enable them to progress on to employment or further education. Shaping Futures is a yearlong full time programme which starts in September each year. The course runs from Monday to Friday 10am – 4.30pm and is based in the city centre across two training venues.

 

Participant criteria:

Are you…

  • Experiencing unemployment?
  • In receipt of a social welfare payment?
  • In and out of work regularly?
  • Moving on from a scheme (C.E., J.I., C.S.P. or similar)?

AND

Do you…

  • Have good communication skills?
  • Reasonable literacy and I.T. skills?
  • Like working with people?
  • Speak English fluently?

If so, then you may have what it takes to become a Community Worker.

Cost:

There is no cost to participate on the Shaping Futures programme. While training you will receive an ETB training allowance, meal allowance, travel allowance and your secondary social welfare payments will not be affected.

Here’s how:

Contact Michelle/Sinead in the Training Section on 018560088 or by email training3@inou.ie for further information.

As part of our recruitment process we hold workshops in August which will give you a better sense of the course and allow you to determine if the course is right for you.

Interviews will be held following these workshops.

  • Participation in Shaping Futures should not affect your Social Welfare payments.
  • ETB (Formerly FÁS/VEC) training allowances apply to this course.