Two new targeted training programmes for job-seekers in Ireland will be delivered free of charge by the Irish Centre for Business Excellence (ICBE) in conjunction with City and Guilds, beginning next month.
The 20-week programmes focus on either warehousing and logistics or business process improvement. The latter will teach transferable skills in demand with multinationals, SMEs and start-ups, such as continuous improvement, productivity, efficiency and lean techniques. This programme is suited to professionals and graduates looking to build on existing skills and perhaps move to a new area.
The warehousing and logistics programme will focus on the supply chain process covering modes of transport, recycling and disposal, international transport, and receiving, storage and dispatch.
Applications are now being accepted for both courses, which consist of four weeks of certified training followed by 16 weeks of work placement with mentor support. To qualify, participants must have been on the Live Register for at least 12 months and in receipt of Jobseekers’ Benefit or Allowance, or signing on for social insurance credit for at least 12 months and actively seeking work.
Courses will take place in Dublin, Cork, Galway, Limerick and Meath starting on various dates in March.
These training programmes are funded by the Government under the Momentum Skills programme, which has allocated €20m of investment this year to provide free education and training for up to 6,500 people.