Kildare and Wicklow Education and Training Board (KWETB) have successfully piloted a new BTEI funded course called “Introduction to Construction” in Athy Town. The course started on the 13th January 2015 in the Further Education and Training Centre Athy with eighteen participants enrolled on the course.
The course focused on equipping the learner with the knowledge, skills, competence and expertise to develop a range of construction skills under supervision. The course focused on the practical and theoretical aspects of construction with literacy, computers and guidance support underpinning the various modules on the course.
The course finished on the 16th July 2015 and was an overwhelming success. Eleven participants successfully completed the course and will submit portfolios towards achieving the Employability Skills in Construction level 3 (Major) awards. Three participants partially completed the course successfully gaining full time or part time employment in the locality.