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1. About (DACT) Training Options 2 The DACT project is jointly funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) and the Department of Social Protection (DSP)

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2 About (DACT) Training Options 2 The DACT project is jointly funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) and the Department of Social Protection (DSP) DACT is targeted at the Border, Midlands and Western regions The target group for this funded project is people with disability, 16 to 65 years of age Participants must be in receipt of a disability/illness welfare payment

3 Training Options (Eligibility) 3  To qualify, participants should be in receipt of any of the following disability/illness welfare payments; 1. Disability allowance 2. Invalidity Pension 3. Illness Benefit 4. Blind Pension 5. Disablement Benefit 6. Incapacity Supplement 7. Injury Benefit

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5 Training Options (Programme) learners over 32 months in 8 locations across the Border/Midland/Western Region. In Brief the programme will include:  12 weeks of training  Three (3) FETAC Level 3 modules in Work Experience Computer Literary Personal / Interpersonal Skills  10 days of work experience

6 Training Options (Employee Benefits) 6 Benefits to employee include:  12 week programme which will include achieving three (3) FETAC accredited certificates  10 days practical work experience  Individual Employment Plan  On the job support and Coaching  Follow up support and Mentoring  Assistance with workplace integration  Advice on Employment Benefits and Entitlements  Employees can keep their payment while participating on this programme

7 Training Options (Employer Benefits) 7 Benefits to employer include:  Database of skilled jobseekers  Access to a committed workforce Grants & Financial Support:  Wage subsidy Scheme (WSS)  Workplace Equipment/Adaptation Grant (WEAG)  Job Interview – Interpreter Grant (JIIG)  Personal Reader Grant (PRG)  Employee Retention Grant Scheme (ERGS)

8 Congress Centre Networks 8 The Congress Centre Networks was established in 1985 in partnership with FAS as a trade union response to the unemployment crisis in the eighties. Training Options programme is designed based on the experience and knowledge gained by staff at CCN’s in communicating with and supporting unemployed people on a daily basis.

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10 Congress Centre Networks 10 The following CCN’s will be providing Training:  Athlone – Bernie Mannion Ph: Course to commence 23/9/13 with 16 participants  Drogheda – Bernadette Dowd Ph: Course to commence 7/10/13 with 15 Participants  Dundalk – John Mathews Ph: (date to be confirmed)  Galway – Margaret Cullinane Ph: (date to be confirmed)  Leitrim – Mary Guihen Ph: Course to commence end of October 15 participants

11 Congress Centre Networks 11 The following CCN’s will be providing Training:  Letterkenny – Marie Slevin Ph: Course to commence 14/10/13 with 10 participants  Longford – Mary Smith Ph: Course commence 23/9/13 with 15 participants  Mayo (Ballina) – Deirdre Carroll Ph: (date to be confirmed)  Mayo (Castlebar) – Lucy Cunningham Ph: (date to be confirmed)  Mullingar – Susan Bray Ph: Course to commence 30/9/13 with 13 participants

12 DACT Recruitment (forms) 12 The following Forms must be completed at the start of the project: 1. Participant Eligibility Check 2. Recruitment Form

13 DACT Personal Progression Plan (forms) 13 The following Forms must be completed during and completion of programme: 1. Learner Record 2. Mentoring Diary 3. Mentoring Diary – 12 month review 4. Personal Progression Plan

14 DACT Other forms for completion 14 The following Forms must be completed during the programme: 1. Daily Attendance Sheet 2. Evaluation Form

15 DACT programme costs Training Programmes over lifetime of project. Budget covers costs for the following; Tutor training Venue Hire Transport Childcare Accreditation Stakeholder meetings Award Ceremony Training Materials

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20 Contact us: 20 For details of training courses available, please contact CCN in your area Or visit our website Website:


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