Our Training and Education Programme includes the full-time Knockanrawley Information and Training for Employment (KITE) programme. There are 18 places available every year on our KITE programme. The group were very committed and worked diligently throughout the year. In 2017, seventeen learners received either major award or minor award certification under this strand of funding. The group have had excellent progression since leaving the course with five learners having progressed to further education; two have secured employment on CE schemes, while others have advanced to mainstream employment or are volunteering in their communities. While striving to successfully complete their modules, this group also added value to the Centre with their co-operation and willingness to take on tasks, especially in our Organic Garden.
In partnership with the Tipperary ETB up to 18 students each year participate in a full time programme leading to a QQI Level 4 Major Award in Pathways to Employment General Learning: a leaving certificate level of qualification. The course is available to those who may been educationally disadvantaged and early school
leavers, those who have spent many years as carers, marginalised groups such as lone parents and new communities. The course is, for many, a first step back into formal education and/or employment.
KITE offers you tuition in Information Technology (IT), Cookery and Food Hygiene, Driver Tuition and Barista Training. You will also learn about Personal Effectiveness, Communications and Health Related Fitness, Functional Maths, Growing Vegetables and Culinary Operations.
To help you focus on upskilling, we also offer a supportive parents programme. The Parents Club is a peer support group offered to parents and facilitated by the PFSP Worker every Wednesday morning from 10.30am until 12.30pm in an informal setting. Activities included Stress Management, Organic gardening in the Club Allotment in KRC, up cycling of Furniture and Cookery.
We also offer counselling at the centre. The counselling and therapy service exists to assist, in particular, those who are marginalised, who lack social and political power and whose lives have been traumatised by negative individual, familial and institutional experiences. Since its foundation in 1991 the Individual, Couple and Family Therapy Programme utilises narrative reflective practices to facilitate clients to acquire the psychological and relational resources to cope with life’s stresses. Working with families, often in crisis, our team of experienced family therapists and clinical psychologists facilitate families to build sufficient capacity and resilience to function in ways that meet the individual and relational needs of all family members.
If you have any questions about the KITE programme, please ring Tony or Nora on 062 52688 and we will do our best to answer your queries. You can also email them on firstname.lastname@example.org.