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Welcome to Return Ready - Technology Skills For Family Carers

Supported by Pobal and the Department of Social Protection, the course is managed remotely by Amy.

The project is supporting 150 family carers, throughout its 14 month duration, October 2021- December 2022, to upskill/refresh their ICT (Information and communications technology) knowledge.

The aim of the project is to enable participants to feel more confident and ready to return to paid employment. 

The project is completely online and runs in four week blocks, with a weekly commitment of 2.5 hours. Participants will have access to live webinars on topics related to ICT Skills, CV Writing, Interview Skills, Remote Working, Computer Terminology and a Self Care Workshop. 'IT Club's' and informal 'Checks In's' will also be facilitated to offer a more informal space to ask questions and chat with peers. Sessions generally take place on Monday/Tuesday mornings. 

In addition, each participant will have access to three hours of 1-2-1 ICT tutoring and a €300 training budget to support further self development. 

The pilot for 'Return Ready' began with 10 participants in October 2021. Currently in it's fourth instalment, we have seen great success with some past participants progressing back to work, further education or becoming self-employed. 


Upcoming instalments of the project are as follows:

August 29th - September 23rd

 Register Here: August - September Registration Form

October 3rd - October 28th

Register Here: October Registration Form

November 7th - December 2nd

Register Here: November Registration Form


Return Ready Summer Workshops

During the months of July and August, Return Ready will be hosting one hour workshops in the evenings


We will cover training in IT such as managing emails, using word etc.

In addition, we will be hosting Q&A sessions with people in a variety of work fields to give you a real life, insight into what it's like to work in these fields.

If you would like to be on the mailing list to be invited to the live workshops and to gain access to the recordings, please add your name and email address to the registration form below. 

Register Here: Summer Workshops Registration Form


For more information or to be sent a registration form, you can contact Amy, Monday - Friday 9am-5pm, by email or by phone: 085 268 3589 


This project was approved by Government with support from the Dormant Accounts Fund.

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