New ASPIRE Literacy and Numeracy programme launched

Literacy & Numeracy

Published: 22nd August 2017

To coincide with International Literacy Day on Friday 8 September 2017, the ASPIRE Employability Programme is encouraging individuals to register for free Essential Skills Training in Literacy and Numeracy.

ASPIRE, delivered by Fermanagh and Omagh District Council in partnership with Fermanagh Rural Community Initiative, is a local employability programme, which offers support and assistance to unemployed people aged 16 years and over seeking employment. It works in partnership with the South West College to deliver free Literacy and Numeracy Essential Skills training to participants interested in enhancing their future employment opportunities.

Urging the public to take advantage of this opportunity, the Chairman of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Councillor Stephen McCann said: “the start of a new school term is just a few weeks away and this may be an opportune time for parents to think of their own skills, particularly in relation to supporting their children with homework. The Literacy and Numeracy classes don’t just help when seeking employment but can enable parents to cope with some of the practicalities of everyday life.

Achieving an Essential Skills qualification could open up a wide range of opportunities and can help individuals to fulfil their potential, gain confidence and achieve their goals.”
The ASPIRE programme, which is part funded by the Northern Ireland European Social Fund 2014- 2020 and the Department for the Economy, also offers participants a tailored support package with opportunities such as work placements, qualifications specific to particular job roles, one-to-one support through coaching and mentoring; combined with health and well-being initiatives to ensure our participants are workplace ready.

To register for the free Essential Skills training, or for further information on the ASPIRE programme, please telephone the Omagh Office on 028 8224 6535 or the Enniskillen Office on 028 6632 6478 to speak to a member of staff.

The ASPIRE programme is part funded through the Northern Ireland European Social Fund 2014-2020 and the Department for the Economy.

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