About the EDI Centre in Longford Town

The EDI is managed by a voluntary committee who are responsible for all decisions regarding the management of the Centre.  This committee includes representation from Longford Employment Action Group, Longford Community Resources Clg, Longford and District Council of Trade Unions and other Community and National Groups.

Our overall aim is to meet the needs of people who are at present unemployed or under-employed.

Through our constant contact and work with all state agencies in County Longford we have built up vital links which enable us to secure the maximum level of support for our clients.

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. 

Our current staffing levels allow us to provide a range of services to our clients. These services are being expanded, subject to funding, to meet identified needs. It is our experience that a client visiting the Centre to source information on one topic and will learn of other opportunities that are available to them for example, the Jobs Seeking Service or Mediation service.

Our objectives

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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