The European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) is the world's most successful IT skills certification programme. There are almost three million people participating in the programme in over 60 countries worldwide. The ECDL sets a standard for almost everyone who uses a computer in either a professional or personal capacity. It is a qualification that proves competence in computer use, making the holder readily mobile within Ireland and internationally. Employers and jobseekers all recognise the importance of having this standard definition of practical competence in Information Technology. For many students going to third level education, competence in IT is essential. Many colleges include IT as a first year module. Students who have a qualification in ECDL are often exempt from this module thus leaving them valueable time to concentrate on other studies and make a significant financial saving.
West Offaly Training gets involved in Outreach Training.
West Offaly Training are delighted to be involved with a number of other companies in bringing IT training to different areas of the county. This new venture will see various courses beginning in September such as Internet training for the Over 55s in Moneygall, Introduction to computer skills in Rath, Ballyegan and Shannonharbour and Farm IT classes in Clareen and Banagher. This is just a sample of what is being offered and more areas and classes will be added accordingly.
Official Opening of West Offaly Training's Computer Training Room.
Pictured at the official opening of West Offaly Training's new and improved training facilities at Crank House in Banagher on Friday 11th March 2011.
Left to Right: Carmel Rourke (Administrator), Mike McKeown (Manager), Padraig Horan (Chairman),
Brendan O'Loughlin (Offaly Local Development Company), Jonathan O'Brien (Trainer)
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Pictures of learners taken at West Offaly Training's presentation night which took place in Crank House, Banagher on Monday 6th September 2010.