Donegal YMCA graduates make the
THE Donegal YMCA
Support, Training and Enterprise Programme has
congratulated the eight trainees who graduated from
the course last Thursday.
The group is now urging people who would like to
take part next term to get their applications in
The programme is primarily aimed at early school
leavers who are unemployed and between the ages of
17-25 years and have left school at least six months
previously. Participants receive the equivalent of
SOLAS training allowances and also receive a
transport and meal allowance.
Graduates and course facilitators
pictured at the recent graduations for Donegal YMCA
Support, Training and Enterprise Programme.
The graduation took
place in the Enterprise Fund Business Centre in
Letterkenny where the programme is located.
Co-ordinator Stewart Morris highlighted the many
aspects of the course modules including
communications; world of work; customer service;
team working; functional maths; understanding
interculturalism; health and ECDL. Outdoor pursuits
ranged from cycling, gym, walking sessions. The
group visited Belfast and also took part in a
community graffiti wall at Derry's recent LegenDerry
"The aim of the programme is to support participants
in gaining employment or accessing further
education," Stewart explained.
The course is funded by the Department of Education
and Skills. For further information and application
forms please contact Stewart on 0868395954 or phone
the centre on 9161485. You can also email to
"Recruitment will continue to take place throughout
the summer but the sooner you get an application in