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PUBLIC NOTICE - Re: Coronavirus COVID-19

In order to reduce the risk to our staff, learners and visitors, the EDI Centre is closed to the public until further notice

Appointments can only be made by prior arrangement by contacting Breda Murphy by email on breda.coordinator@edilongford.ie

We will continue to update our Facebook page as often as possible with information which may be of help to the general public at this time. We will continue to keep the situation under review and communicate any further updates through normal channels

Stay Home, Stay Safe, Stay Positive, We are all in this together

Introduction

The overall aim of the EDI Centre is to provide a range of education and support services to unemployed and under-employed people living in County Longford and surrounding areas.


* To inform welfare dependent people of their rights and entitlements
* To provide practical services which assist welfare dependent people to find employment
* To provide education and training at introductory, progressive and advanced levels

 

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Room Hire

Rooms available to hire for meetings and training sessions

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Services

Job Search, Secretarial Service and Small Business Accounts

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Courses

Full-time LTI Courses and short term QQI certified part-time courses

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Easy Dine In

Open to the public, Breakfast served Mon-Fri and Lunch Mon-Thurs

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EDI Centre Coordinator

Breda Murphy

A qualified tutor and coordinator with expertise in training and development, I believe in Life Long Learning with emphasis on people's experiences and prior learning.

Having achieved a B.A Degree in Business, Enterprise and Community Development I welcome the opportunity to support, encourage and enhance the lives of those furthest from the labour market.

I have extensive experience within the community and voluntary sector working in collaboration with Longford Community Resources Clg, the EDI Centre and other statutory agencies over the years.

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The EDI Centre in Longford was established in 1998 by Longford Community Resources Clg and the Longford District Council of Trade and is located in a purpose built building with bright, spacious training rooms in an easy accessible location close to the main shopping areas.  The Centre is affiliated to the Irish Congress of Trade Unions in Ireland and the overall aim of the Centre is to meet the needs of people who are at present unemployed or under-employed.  

A central location, trained staff, well established links with statutory agencies and tailor-designed  services mean the EDI Centre is providing a responsive and progressive service to the local community in Longford.

The EDI is managed by a voluntary committee who are responsible for all decisions regarding the management of the Centre

 

 

EDI Centre Assistant Coordinator

Nicola Clarke

Having qualified with a BTEC National Diploma in Social Care in 2001 and working as a Manager for 15 years I understand the importance of education and learning for all ages.

I joined the EDI team in 2018 and my position is Assistant Centre Coordinator, I also have a Level 6 in Human Resources Management.

My current role allows me to assist others in sourcing suitable training and up-skilling opportunities which will help them to obtain full-time employment within the community. I enjoy encouraging and motivating staff to reach their full potential.

Our ObjectivesGeneric placeholder image

The focus of work is on information provision, mediation, pre-employment supports, education and training, enterprise development, delivery of outreach services to rural areas and delivery of a furniture recycling service, the Revamp 3RStore.  Our ability to act as a ‘one stop shop’ is important in offering clients a quality service as lack of access to information is one of the key barriers to progression amongst unemployed people.

  • The objectives of the Employment Development Information Centre are:  
  • To inform welfare dependent people of their rights
  • To campaign for change
  • To provide practical services which assist welfare dependent people to find employment
  • To provide education and training at introductory, progressive and advanced levels