Springboard+ courses at Carlow IT
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