Awards presented in a variety of disciplines
Labour leader Brendan Howlin was on-hand recently to congratulate learners at Wicklow Trade Union Centre in Bray.
The centre handed out certificates and qualifications for a range of courses from computer applications and ECDL to customer service and bookkeeping.
The Trade Union Centre was originally established for trade unionists and their families.
Their services were then made available to everyone, regardless of their background.
The centre provides support and training to those who wish to improve their employment prospects including secretarial services, CV preparation and interview skills, provision of information regarding pensions and social welfare entitlements, jobsboard (information on current vacancies) and training.
The centre was established in 1993 and its chief purpose was to provide services to the unemployed.
Initially it was set up for information so that people could access their entitlements, then secretarial services were provided and then in 2000, training.
In 2006 the centre became FETAC accredited so that meant that they could offer even more training to their client group.