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LTIs are training and work experience programmes


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What are Local Training Initiatives?

The Local Training Initiative (LTI) programme is a training and work experience programme carried out in partnership with community and voluntary organisations. The programme enables local communities to carry out valuable and necessary projects of benefit to their communities, while providing participants with training in areas related to the project work so that they can go on to gain employment or progress to further training.

What types of projects are available as part of LTIs?

The Local Training Initiative programme supports many organisations engaged in a wide variety of activities including genealogy, environment, heritage, tourism, arts, sports and leisure. Some projects are targeted at specific groups experiencing disadvantage such as homeless people, recovering addicts, prisoners and travellers.

Who provides the LTIs?

SOLAS works with local community organisations to provide flexible Local Training Initiatives (LTIs) for unemployed persons. The LTI programme is designed to provide opportunities for marginalised learners who are unable to participate in other FÁS training interventions for personal, social or geographic reasons.

Who can take part in LTIs?

Anyone who is over 16 and unemployed is eligible to take part. LTIs are targeted primarily at people under 35 years of age who have no formal qualifications and/or early school leavers.

These initiatives provide vocational training opportunities; learning supports and project-based learning to assist participants achieve awards on the NFQ and to develop the capacity to progress to further training, education and work.

What if I have difficulty reading or writing?

That should not stop you from taking part in an LTI programme. Help is provided in a discreet and sensitive manner to anyone who wishes to improve their literacy levels.

If you want to find out more about eligibility, you can visit the FAS website.

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Published October 12th, 2016
Last updated November 22nd, 2016
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