We have a brand new FREE training programme available for those who want to learn basic I.T. skills.

If you are over 25 in long term unemployment or over 54* and want to gain basic I.T. skills, we can offer one to one friendly training in a relaxed, informal environment.

Our Move IT Forward programme will run over a ten week period with four weeks one to one training, followed by six weeks one to one work related experience.  Training will be given by Saffron Doney, Volunteer Manager at our Reuse Centre on Phoenix Park.  At the end of the programme participants will be entitled to an Agored Cymru Level 1 Award.

Saffron Doney, Volunteer Manager said, “Move IT Forward is an exciting new programme which will enable people to gain some valuable I.T. skills and move forward towards volunteering or into the world of work.  We are excited to deliver the programme in an inclusive, welcoming and friendly environment – we will help participants gain new I.T. skills starting from the very basics or help them improve on existing skills whilst gaining a recognised Agored Cymru qualification.”

Our 10 week programme is split into three elements;

Digital Inclusion (first 4 weeks, 4 hours per week, plus homework)

Participants will be loaned a laptop and will learn how to turn it on, use internet, email and construct basic documents. They will be expected to use their laptop at home to practice tasks assigned to them.

Work related education (6 weeks, 4 hours per week, plus homework)

Once participants have worked through the digital inclusion programme they will progress onto WRE. This uses the digital skills that have been learnt and puts them into action to gain a Level 1 Agored Cymru Award in WRE with units in Work Experience, Interview Skills and/or Applying for a Job.

Work Experience (minimum half day per week for full 10 week programme)

Participants will be expected to engage in Work Experience in our Reuse Centre. This is not only to give clients an opportunity to try different roles, but is also to increase confidence and combat loneliness and depression.

Participants will be able to try their hand at a number of different roles before choosing one that suits their skills and interests the best. Work experience roles available will be;

  • Drivers mate
  • IT technician
  • Shop assistant
  • Administrative/Office assistant
  • Online sales

If you know someone who could benefit from this and would like more details or further information please contact Saffron Doney.  Tel: 01633 216 855, email: saffrondoney@wastesavers.co.uk

*Excludes those on Jobseekers Allowance or Universal Credit