CWCW(E) clg and Kilcannon Industries provide training services has been delivering Training Programmes since 1986 when 12 trainees began a part-time Skillbase Training Programme. Two Training Programmes are currently being delivered by CWCW.
Designed to equip trainees with specific skills which will improve their prospects of gaining employment. This is a SOLAS funded programme under the Waterford and Wexford Education and Training Board (WWETB). Learners have the opportunity to gain certification in QQI Level 3 Employability Skills.
- Personal Care and Presentation
- Personal and Interpersonal Skills
- Work Experience
- Career Preparation
- Digital Media
- Health and Safety
- Planting and Potting by Hand
- Functional Mathematics
Focuses on the development of an individual’s core life skills, social skills and basic work skills. The aim of the programme is to equip trainees with the skills required to increase their level of independence in everyday life thus enabling them to achieve an improved quality of life and a greater level of participation in mainstream society.
- Personal Development
- Self Advocacy
- Independent Living Skills
- World of Work
- Work Experience
- Information Technology
- Social Literacy and Numeracy
- Physical Education
- Art & Craft
Trainees on both programmes participate in day trips, outings and other activities aimed at improving social skills and general life skills. Use of community facilities, public transport and attending and participating in community events is a very important part of the Training Programme. Examples of trips include – shopping trip to Waterford, trip to Wexford town Art exhibitions during 2007 Opera Festival, trip to Kilkenny Castle, trip to IMMA Dublin, trip to Croke Park, lunch in a local restaurant.
Both programmes are run over three years and are open to individuals over 16 years of age. Training is completely ‘person centred’ with programmes being tailored to meet individual needs and requirements. Trainees have the option of taking certain Junior Certificate Subjects and sitting the exams with help and support of the training team. Health and Fitness is also a large focus of the Training programme and participation in PE and various sports is actively encouraged.
The Training Centre has also become involved with other organisations such as the WWETB to facilitate development and delivery of specific Training Course of interest to our students. We currently have a group of students participating on a FETAC Level 3 Childcare Course which is run as an integrated course by the VEC under the BTEI Programme.
For further information on any of our Training Programmes please contact Fran or Elma on 053-9233069.
Training Knitting Group
A group of enthusiastic and talented knitters have been meeting in the Presentation Centre in Enniscorthy since January 2014. The group was established after it became apparent that a number of individuals within the service had a keen interest and talent for knitting and crochet. After a chat with Mairead Linneen in the Presentation Centre the group decided to commence a community project. The project has taken the shape of a ‘Secret knitted garden’ which will be on display in the Presentation Centre garden from the 17th July for the Strawberry Festival. Members of the local community have joined the group and together many yards of wool and many hours of knitting have produced a magical fairy woodland scene to delight the children, and adults, of Enniscorthy.
New members are always welcome for a chat and some creative fun.