Spring­board+ cour­ses at Car­low IT

Bray People - - NEWS -

CAR­LOW IT will be of­fer­ing a num­ber of Spring­board+ cour­ses this year at its Wick­low County Cam­pus at Cler­mont House in Rath­new.

The col­lege is one of 36 educ­ta­tion providers na­tion­wide se­lected to of­fer cour­ses through Spring­board+, the gov­ern­ment pro­gramme aimed at up­skilling and reskilling job­seek­ers to work in grow­ing en­ter­prise sec­tors that need skilled per­son­nel. The pro­grammes is run by the Higher Ed­u­ca­tion Author­ity on be­half of the De­part­ment of Ed­u­ca­tion and Skills and pro­vides free part-time and in­ten­sive con­ver­sion cour­ses to thou­sands of job­seek­ers each year. Cour­ses are pro­vided at Lev­els 6-9 on the Na­tional Frame­work of Qual­i­fi­ca­tions.

In total, 5,825 free Spring­board+ places will be on of­fer na­tion­wide over the 2016/2017 aca­demic year, with al­most half of all places be­ing of­fered in ICT, an area of ma­jor skills short­ages na­tion­ally.

The cour­ses at Car­low IT will fo­cus on top­ics such as Sup­ply Chain Man­age­ment, En­ergy Man­age­ment, Dig­i­tal Me­dia De­sign, Data Science and Phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal Reg­u­la­tory Affairs.

De­tails of all cour­ses avail­able at the Wick­low Cam­pus of Car­low IT are avail­able at www. spring­board­courses.ie. HULK is a male Chi­huahua mix who is about five years old. He has to be one of the small­est dogs we have ever had in but he has the big­gest heart and has so much love and af­fec­tion to give, he would be a fan­tas­tic com­pan­ion.

We would love to see him in a lov­ing new home with all the at­ten­tion and love he de­serves, he is such a fan­tas­tic lit­tle dog.

If you think you can of­fer a for­ever home, con­tact the of­fice at 0404 44783 or call in dur­ing our open­ing hours: Mon­day, Tues­day, Thurs­day, Fri­day and Satur­day from 11.30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and Sun­days and Bank Hol­i­days, 1.30 p.m. to 4 p.m. (closed Wed­nes­days). Home vet­ting pol­icy ap­plies.

Visit www.wick­lowspca.org to see all the an­i­mals that are look­ing for new homes. BOOKS of con­do­lence for the vic­tims of the Or­lando tragedy are now open in Wick­low County Build­ings and at all Wick­low County Coun­cil Mu­nic­i­pal Of­fices.

Mem­bers of Wick­low County Coun­cil re­quested that books of con­do­lences be opened at the monthly meet­ing of the coun­cil on Mon­day, June 13. DEPUTY Pat Casey is call­ing for ad­e­quate fund­ing to be pro­vided so that the Jig­saw project can es­tab­lish and run a coun­ty­wide youth men­tal health ser­vice that can be ac­cessed by all young peo­ple, re­gard­less of lo­ca­tion.

Deputy Casey voiced his sup­port for Jig­saw, which came from the Head­strong ini­tia­tive and in­volves a net­work of projects that pro­vide sup­port and ad­vice for young peo­ple, dur­ing a Dáil debate on Men­tal Health.

Not­ing that men­tal health re­quires both ‘a con­tin­u­ous na­tional re­sponse’ as well as a lo­cal re­sponse by the com­mu­nity and vol­un­tary sec­tor, Deputy Casey said that the treat­ment of men­tal health ‘must be on a par with the ap­proach taken with cancer and heart dis­ease.’

‘I have been highly im­pressed by the Jig­saw project, which em­anated from the Head­strong ini­tia­tive. Jig­saw is a net­work of projects de­signed to en­sure that ev­ery young per­son has some­where to turn when in need. It does this by hav­ing cen­tres in hub ar­eas and popup clin­ics and cen­tres to en­sure that hard to reach young peo­ple have rel­a­tive ease of ac­cess to ser­vices.’

Ac­knowl­edg­ing that the HSE is the main fun­der for Jig­saw, he called for the project to be able to pro­vide coun­ty­wide ser­vices in both Wick­low and Car­low.

‘I am pleased to re­port that Wick­low County Coun­cil and Bray Area Part­ner­ship are work­ing to­gether to es­tab­lish a ser­vice. Both can be as­sured of my sup­port but I will in­sist on the pro­gramme be­ing rolled out beyond the ma­jor cen­tres of Bray and Grey­stones to reach other towns such as Wick­low, Arklow, Bless­ing­ton and Balt­in­glass as well as ru­ral ar­eas where men­tal health prob­lems area es­ca­lat­ing at an alarm­ing rate,’ said Deputy Casey.

Deputy Pat Casey

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