Click to view slideshow.Last Thursday night 26th July 2012, the participants of Ballyhoura Development Equality for Women Measure classes of 2011-12 attended their graduation ceremony at the Charleville park hotel and passed out with distinction. Over 70 women achieved a Fetac Level 5 standard in two fields, Health Care and Retail. The courses were designed in two strands to meet the needs of the ever growing care industry in Ireland and provide an excellent understanding of the fundamentals of retail sales and administration with a recognised qualification in both areas. The courses also provided employment related supports to assisting participants to progress by improving their labour market readiness. Carmel Fox CEO of Ballyhoura Development presented the certificates on the night and offered her sincerest congratulations to all the women for their hard work and commitment that was needed to achieve these qualifications.
Ballyhoura Development will offer two further training programmes this year under the Equality for Women Measure. The training will be offered in two locations. In Charleville we will offer the following modules: Care Skills, Care of the Older Person, Occupational First Aid, One to One Career Planning and Wellness and Recovery Action Planning. In hospital we will offer the following modules: Palliative Care Support, Rehabilitation Support and Infection Prevention & Control, One to One Career Planning and Wellness and Recovery Action Planning. Both these training programmes will start in September 2012. Understanding client care and care settings will be a key part of the training. The course content will give you an excellent understanding of the fundamentals of health care support and with a recognised qualification in the care of the older person. For further information on these courses contact Anisa at 063 91730
This programme is being and has been delivered with support of the European Social Fund (ESF) under the Human Capital Investment Operational Programme and the Department of Justice and Equality. This programme is funded under the Equality for Women Measure and is managed collaboratively between the Department and Pobal.