Archive for March, 2016


SFW Career Preparation Course

SFW participants from the Air Corps and DDLETB  AES staff

SFW participants from the Air Corps and DDLETB AES staff

A sunny day in Lucan with members of the Air Corps on a four-day Skills For Work programme. The group took part in the Career Preparation – Transition to Civilian Employment course in Autumn. This course was adapted specifically for members of the Defence Forces planning to return to civilian life and embark on a change of career and employment. Over the four days, the group worked intensively on CV building, career options, job search methods, and interview skills and practise. We wish all the participants the very best with their plans.
The course was delivered by the Dublin and Dun Laoghaire Education and Training Board’s Adult Education Service as part of its Workplace Education strategy.

Participants are photographed outside Lucan Institute of Further Education (LIFE Centre) in Lucan along with members of the Air Corps and staff of DDLETB.

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Home Instead Testimonial


Just a note on the Skills For Work programmes with Home Instead Senior Care. 

We had a carers meeting earlier in the week and the feedback was wonderful. The programmes have been a great success and so well received by our staff, especially those who had been out of formal education for years. In particular, the staff commented on the individual attention they received in the classes and the excellence and patience of the tutors in addressing their identified needs around literacy and IT up skilling.  Any apprehension about moving towards achieving the Level 5 Health Care Skills Award has been removed.  This success is in no small part due to personal commitment and effort by the SFW co-ordinator and DDLETB AES (Dundrum) while conducting the one to one meetings at our various sites.  The assessment tool allowed for balanced class levels and the flexibility in delivery addressed the variety of needs identified during the assessment process.

As an organisation we are happy that key areas for staff development were addressed and Home Instead Senior Care will not lose valuable employees.  Thanks again SFW for working closely with our management team on the Skills For Work programmes and I look forward to working with you on further staff development opportunities.

Kindest regards


Bernadette Ruddock

Community Education & Business Development


Home Instead Senior Care®  


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