Local Training Initiative (LTI)

KWETB supports community based groups to undertake Local Training Initiative’s (LTIs) to provide a range of learner centred training and related services to assist individuals who are unemployed to enter or re-enter the labour market.

An LTI programme is a community based training programme of fixed duration supporting participants in gaining employment.

LTIs are firmly rooted in the community and encourage learners to develop their existing skills and learn new skills in an environment that is tailored  to meet their individual needs.  This approach allows learners to develop valuable employment-related skills and knowledge while contributing to their community.

The programme can support training for a wide range of sectors, including:

  • Environment
  • Genealogy
  • Heritage
  • Tourism
  • Arts
  • Sports coaching
  • Catering
  • ICT and digital media
  • Healthcare
  • Horticulture

The overall aim of the programme is to assist unemployed people to move towards employment providing community based training and work experience leading to nationally recognised qualifications at QQI Level 3 to Level 5 major and minor awards.


Kildare Region Contact
Sheila Bradley, Senior Development Officer
KWETB FET Centre, Unit A, Maudlins Industrial Estate, Monread Road, Naas, Co. Kildare
087 061 2610


Wicklow Region Contact
Heather Stephens, Senior Development Officer
KWETB, Glenart College, Coolgreany road, Arklow, Co. Wicklow
087 050 6280