Who we are
The Longford Employment Development and Information Centre (EDI Centre) was established in 1998 by Longford Community Resources Clg and the Longford and District Council of Trade Unions and is affiliated to the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU).
The EDI Centre is committed to the empowerment and development of the people of County Longford and surrounding areas so they can better avail of education, training, information and employment opportunities that will benefit themselves, their families and the wider community.
The main purpose of the Employment, Development and Information Centre is to provide the people of County Longford with equal opportunities in education, training and employment and help individuals realise their full potential.
Our experience of working with unemployed people over the last 20 years has resulted in a new level of expertise within our centre of the local labour market, and support services provided by all state agencies to those seeking employment.
Our main focus
The focus of our work is on information provision and dissemination, mediation and pre-employment supports, education and training, small business supports, delivery of outreach services to rural areas and delivery of a furniture collection and recycling service, the Revamp 3RStore.
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 County Longford.
The objectives of the Employment Development Information Centre are:
- To inform unemployed 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
EDI Centre is highly dedicated to providing a variety of training courses for individuals wanting employment, career changes, better opportunities and upskilling in areas such as catering, engineering, medical technology and biopharmaceuticals taught by experienced professionals. Funding may also be provided through EDI and special services for mature students wishing to resume academic studies at third level.
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