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Wednesday 22 October 2014

Training centre for job seekers

Published 08/01/2013 | 11:20

Director of Cpl Learning and Development, Siobhan Kinsella.

SWORDS WILL be one of three centres in Dublin where job seekers will be able to take up free training courses delivered by Cpl Learning and Development under the Goverment's 'Momentum Project' initiative.

Cpl Learning and Development, part of the Cpl Group Ireland's leading recruitment company, has announced its participation in the 'Momentum Project', which was launched by the Tánaiste, Eamon Gilmore at the end of 2012. The innovative nationwide training programme, aims to provide 6,500 job seekers with the necessary skills to re-enter the workforce. Training courses will be held in Swords, Clondalkin, Blanchardstown and Tallaght from January 15 and job seekers who would like to participate in the free training course are invited to register their interest now at www.learnwithcpl.com All training courses delivered by Cpl Learning and Development through the 'Momentum' project are completely free of charge and will provide participants with training in the Food and Healthcare industries, certified by FETAC. The courses will run for a period of up to 6 months, including a work placement period of approximately 3 months. Participants in the scheme will also be entitled to retain their Social Welfare benefits for the duration of the course. Courses will take place across the country, commencing in January and February 2013. Commenting on the announcement, Cpl CEO, Anne Heraty said: 'Cpl Learning and Development is delighted to partner with Momentum for this exciting new initiative. 'With unemployment running at 14.8% and 429,567 people on the Live Register, the economic landscape in Ireland remains a very challenging one. ' The Momentum programme provides a significant opportunity for candidates to develop the necessary skills to return to the labour market. We encourage both jobseekers and employers alike to get behind this programme and take advantage of the fantastic opportunity that is available to them.' Director of Cpl Learning and Development, Siobhan Kinsella, praised Momentum's innovative approach to tackling unemployment and said Cpl's proven track-record in recruitment, training and career coaching would be instrumental in delivering significant value to the programme: 'We are excited about the prospect of demonstrating our core competencies in this ground-breaking new enterprise. 'For us, success in this programme is predicated on providing each candidate with a high quality, comprehensive and integrated service that includes technical training, selfcare and workforce reintegration with successful work placement.' Siobhan went on to highlight the significant cost saving benefits of the economic model of the momentum programme: ' This is Ireland's first results-driven training and work placement initiative and we believe it represents excellent value for the exchequer, the job seeker and also to Irish Employers.' For more information on Cpl Learning and Development and Momentum's exciting new initiative see: www.learnwithcpl.com and www.momentumskills.ie

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