Training and Development Boost for Job Seekers as Cpl Announce Nationwide ‘Journey to Employment’ Training Scheme

– Cpl Learning and Development to support Government-led Momentum project aimed at training over 6,500 job seekers

– Free initiative enables job seekers to retain social welfare payment

Cpl Learning and Development, part of the Cpl Group Ireland’s leading recruitment company, announced its participation in the ‘Momentum Project’, which was launched by the Tánaiste, Eamon Gilmore yesterday. The innovative nationwide training programme, aims to provide 6,500 job seekers with the necessary skills to re-enter the workforce.
All training courses delivered by Cpl Learning and Development through the ‘Momentum’ project are completely free of charge and will provide participants with training in the Food and Healthcare industries, certified by FETAC. The courses will run for a period of up to 6 months, including a work placement period of approximately 3 months. Participants in the scheme will also be entitled to retain their Social Welfare benefits for the duration of the course.

(click here for pdf of courses and providers nationwide)
Courses will take place across the country, commencing in January and February 2013.
Commenting on the announcement, Cpl CEO, Anne Heraty said, “Cpl Learning and Development is delighted to partner with Momentum for this exciting new initiative. With unemployment running at 14.8% and 429,567 people on the Live Register, the economic landscape in Ireland remains a very challenging one. The Momentum programme provides a significant opportunity for candidates to develop the necessary skills to return to the labour market. We encourage both jobseekers and employers alike to get behind this programme and take advantage of the fantastic opportunity that is available to them.”
Director of Cpl Learning and Development, Siobhan Kinsella, praised Momentum’s innovative approach to tackling unemployment and said Cpl’s proven track-record in recruitment, training and career coaching would be instrumental in delivering significant value to the programme: “We are excited about the prospect of demonstrating our core competencies in this ground-breaking new enterprise. For us, success in this programme is predicated on providing each candidate with a high quality, comprehensive and integrated service that includes technical training, self-care and workforce reintegration with successful work placement.”
Siobhan went on to highlight the significant cost saving benefits of the economic model of the momentum programme: “This is Ireland’s first results-driven training and work placement initiative and we believe it represents excellent value for the exchequer, the job seeker and also to Irish Employers.”
For more information on Cpl Learning and Development and Momentum’s exciting new initiative, and to apply for one of the training courses, or register as a work placement provider, please visit:

‘Journey to Employment’ training courses; locations and start dates:

Healthcare Assistant training Food handling Operatives Food Process Technicians
Swords Briefing 14.1.2013 Swords 24.1.2013 Athlone 30.1.2013
Clondalkin 14.1.203 Blanchardstown 24.1.2013 Monaghan 31.1.2013
Blanchardstown 15.1.2013 Monaghan 25.1.2013 Kilkenny 31.1.2013
Cavan 15.1.2013 Athlone 25.1.2013 Cavan 31.1.2013
Tallaght 15.1.2013 Drogheda 25.1.2012 Waterford 31.1.2013
Dundalk 15.1.2013 Longford 25.1.2013 Swords 1.2.2013
Athlone 16.1.2013 Waterford 28.1.2013 Wexford 1.2.2013
Tralee 16.1.2013 Wexford 28.1.2013 Blanchardstown 1.2.2013
Portlaoise 16.1.2013 Dundalk 30.1.2013 Carlow 1.2.2013
Cork 16.1.2013 Tullamore 30.1.2013 Dundalk 4.2.2013
Naas 17.1.2013 Balbriggan 30.1.2013 Portlaoise 4.2.2013
Limerick 17.1.2013   Balbriggan 4.2.2013
Arklow 17.1.2013   Longford 4.2.2013
Ennis 17.1.2013    
Clonmel 18.1.2013    
Galway 18.1.2013    
Wexford 18.1.2013    
Castlebar 18.1.2013    
Letterkenny 21.1.2013    
Sligo 21.1.2013    


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