Skills Academy

Skills Academy lifts off!

Down Syndrome Ireland is delighted to announce its new collaboration with Dublin and Dún Laoghaire Education & Training Board (DDLETB) with the formation of Ireland’s first specific skills-based training programme for people with Down syndrome.

The programme will prepare people with Down syndrome for future employment by providing them with the opportunity to sample working in different employment sectors, ranging from retail to hospitality, to office work environments.

The Skills Academy will respond to feedback from various corporations within these industrial sectors, to enable the participants to have a strong opportunity and skill set to secure employment upon completion of the programme.

This new innovative program will commence at our offices here in Western Business Park in Ballymount with tuition and support being provided by the Adult Education Team and tutors from Dublin and Dún Laoghaire Education & Training Board (DDLETB).

This exciting collaboration brings together two organisations which have a common vision of assisting the learning of people with Down syndrome and empowering them to gain greater participation in society.

This pilot program will commence this October each Monday from 9.30am until 4.00pm during term time and there are no fees attached to this program for learners.

If you, one of your family members or service users are interested in participating in this pilot project, please contact: Helen Cleary from DDLETB can be contacted on 01-4627127

Down syndrome Ireland wishes to once again acknowledge Dublin and Dún Laoghaire Education & Training Board ETB for its participation in this innovative project.

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