Congress Resource Centre Letterkenny
Co-ordinator : Marie Slevin
Co-ordinator Email : email@example.com
About this Centre:
The Congress Resource Centre, Pearse Road,Letterkenny, was opened in November 1995. It is part of the Congress Centres Network and is the only one in Donegal.
The Centre provides independent support and information services working to represent and further the interests of the trade union movement at local level.
Values We will strive to achieve social cohesion and social justice by upholding the values of solidarity, fairness and equality through training, education, advocacy and other services in communities.
Services The Centre provides a wide range of services for people who are unemployed, marginalised groups and for those in work:
• Welfare rights information
• Employment rights information
• Regional Employment Service (RES)
• Low cost computer training
• CV preparation
• Clerical services and access to telephone, fax and internet
• Graphic design and digital media creation
• Room hire
ECDL, ECDL Advanced Word, Excel, Access and Powerpoint
FETAC Level 3 Computer Literacy
FETAC Level 4 Information Technology
FETAC Level 4 Computer Applications
FETAC Train the Trainer Level 5
FETAC Social & Civil Information Level 6
The R.E.S. provides a range of services to set you on the road to employment, improving those prospects every step of the way. Run and managed by the Board of Management of the Congress Resource Centre, the R.E.S. was set up in Letterkenny in 1997. Based at the Congress Resource Centre on the town’s Pearse Road, its aim is to provide an independent, integrated and personalised service to meet the needs of the target groups who include long term unemployed, women in the home, and lone
parents. The service helps them access meaningful employment and employment related opportunities - signposting those opportunities along the way. These are just some of the services we offer:
• Put together a professional CV • Fill out application forms • Prepare properly for your interview • Provide access to emerging job opportunities • Provide details of the advantages of taking up employment
Personnel at the R.E.S. will outline the approach and procedures to help take that potential stepping stone into the workplace. There is also an outreach service that extends throughout the
DLDC catchment area. R.E.S. staff can provide a job match service for employers to ensure that only the suitable are put forward.
The Co. Donegal Board of Management
John Quinn (CWU) (Chairperson), P.J. Hannon (SIPTU) (Board Member), Brendan O’Donnell (Board Member) Fidelma Carron (SIPTU) (Treasurer), Michael Ferry (SIPTU) (Board Member), Ann Wilkinson (SIPTU) (Vice-Chairperson) Charlie Kelly (Company Secretary