Training in Ballyhaunis

2 Public Cookery skills demonstrations will take place in Ballina:

Thursday 25th July between 2-4pm at Mercy Park, Parkside and Friday the 26th July on the green in Greenhill’s Estate, Ardnaree

This is part of the ‘Ballina Eat Wise’ community food initiative and will involve a local chef preparing a nutritious meal on a budget with the help of local residents.

Free samples will be given on the day. In conjunction with these events Moy Forum will run a soccer blitz in both venues for children aged 8-12.

All are welcome.

Issued 24/7/13

Job Club

The next Job Club will be held in Ballyhaunis:

Dates: Mon 12th August- Fri 30th August 2013

Venue: Ballyhaunis Family Resource Centre

Times 10am-1pm weekdays only

For more information contact Jackie or Margaret on 094-9256745

For more information on the Jobs Club please click on the following link: 

Issued 22/7/13

An Interview Technique Workshop

An Interview Technique Workshop is now available to jobseekers registered with Mayo North East Local & Community Development Programme.

This is a new free service developed in collaboration with Mayo Job Club.

It consists of a half day workshop on interview techniques, the interview process, cvs and cover letters.

Each jobseeker will select a job to be interviewed for and prepare for an interview with a fully trained interview panel.

This interview will be digitally recorded and a detailed critique of interview performance will be given to each jobseeker so that their interview skills can be improved thereby enhancing the likelihood of gaining employment.

For more information on this please contact Siobhán Carroll-Webb on 087-7530900.

Issued 24/7/13

Mayo Jobs Alert eService

Mayo Jobs Alert eService will shortly be launched by Mayo North East Local & Community Development Programme.

This new service will be free to jobseekers registered with Mayo North East and will provide a bi-monthly email service that will provide information on jobs advertised in Co. Mayo and within a 30klm radius.

For more information on this new service please contact Siobhán Carroll-Webb on 087-7530900.

Issued 24/7/13

Free Information Workshop

A free information workshop on self employment and setting up a business under the Back To Work Enterprise Allowance Scheme will be held on:

Wednesday 24th of July,

Time: 10.30 to 12.30

Venue: Foxford Sport and Leisure Centre. (IT Room).

Contact Rita Hopkins on 087-0507049

Issued 24/7/13

 Training for Local Community Group's

Training for Local Community Group’s with a social inclusion focus on “How to Access Leverage Funding” will be held in the Ballina FRC on Monday September 2nd from 6.30pm – 9.30pm.

Contact Patricia Crawely on 087-2135960

Issued 24/7/13

FETAC Level 4 Security Guarding Skills Course

FETAC Level 4 Security Guarding Skills Course next Friday 26th July at Allen Business Consultancy head office in Kiltimagh.

Funding is available for Job Seekers. Contact 094-9381494 for booking

Issued 24/7/13

Date for your Diary:

Mayo North East and The Education Working Group of Mayo County Development Board is organising the next 'Education, Training and Support for Unemployed Expo' in the Newman Institute in Ballina on Thursday 5th September 2013.

Following feedback from previous expo's, this year's expo will also concentrate on supports for the self-employed.

Issued 24/7/13

Need Easy Access to Information

Mayo North East provide a single point of contact for accessing information on local services. We support community groups, adults and young people with access to education, training, recreational opportunities, employment and self-employment supports.

Mayo North East is involved in a range of programmes that may benefit you or a member of your family i.e. Local Community Development Programme (LCDP), Rural Social Scheme, TÚS – Community Work Placement, North Mayo CE Scheme, Rural Development Programme, Local Training Initiative, Rural Transport Programme, Mayo Job Club, Jobs Initiative and Local Employment Service.

Issued 24/7/13

Hospitality Training

Customer service training for the hospitality tourism and retail sector will soon begin in Ballyhaunis.

This 7 week programme with enployer based work placement.

If you would like to source work within the retail/customer service/reception/sales/ administration areas this course could be for you.

Its a two day week course .

For more or to register for this course please contact Siobhan Carroll-Webb, Mayo North East LEADER Partnership 094-9256745

Issued 15/5/13

FETAC Level 5 course in Commercial Hoticulture

FAS in conjuction with National Learning Network, Castlerea invites applications for places on the FETAC Level 5 course in Commercial Horticulture based in Castlerea.

The Programme is targeted primarly but not exclusively at persons aged 16 to 34 years who are currently unemployed.

For details contact DSP Employment Services on 090 6626802, your local FAS office or the course Co-ordinator Sheila Sweetman on 086 8101424.

Fresh Start

Frest Start is a FÁS funded training course for people who wish to explore their work options and update or develop new skills.

It is particularly suited to persons on a social welfare allowance with short or long term health difficulties.

Contact Regina at National Learning Network Castlerea on 094 9620374 for details.


Local Employment Office (LES)

Local Employment Service  (LES): This service offers a one stop shop that can provide you with information on job  vacancies, training courses, CV preparation and  interview techniques.

The office is open Monday to Thursday 9.30 – 4.30. located on Clare St, Ballyhaunis.

Contact 094- 9630080 or call in to make an appointment.

Issued 4/1/13

Computer Tutors

The Family Resource Centre are also seeking to make contact with local Computer Course Trainers.
Trainers must  have hold a JEB teachers training diploma or similar qualification.
Please contact Stephen in the Family Resource Centre at [email protected] to register or call 094-9630031 to find out more about the Trainer opportunities.

Anyone interested in participating in a series of computer classes to improve their skills and IT knowledge please contact The Family Resource Centre at 094 9630031 or drop into the office at St Mary's Abbey for further information. 

A small charge will apply.

If you are interested in learning more about how to communicate through computers in the workplace- Microsoft Word / Excel / Email etc - there are FREE courses being run in the area.  See here for more details.


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