CEEDS IT training room will benefit the community

By Maurice Garvey

CLONDALKIN Employment and Education Development Services (CEEDS), a community organisation in North Clondalkin, formally opened their brand new IT training rooms last week.

The non-profit group received grants from Google Ireland and the Holiday Home Project in 2017.

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At the opening of CEEDS

After carrying out extensive research at other educational facilities, the group decided to replace outdated IT infrastructure and modernise their training centre.

Members wanted to provide the community with a centre of digital excellence, with fast Internet facilities and modern technology facilitating the continued provision of quality training into the future.

Old equipment was donated to an Ethiopian school via Camara, a global IT charity.

CEEDS availed of a subsidised grant through Enclude and the Microsoft non-profit Software donation program – securing hardware and software infrastructure worth €100,000.

The redeveloped IT training facility is equipped with Microsoft Office 2016 and features public internet and email access.

The new training facility caters for 20 students and contains an overhead projector, white screen and a networked printer. 

A smaller IT training room caters for eight students.

CEEDS have been delivering services to the community since it was established in 1993.

Range of training options

Along with a welfare rights information service, CV compilation and typing, CEEDS offer a range of training options including bookkeeping, payroll, security and computer training from basic to higher levels. 

The centre is open from 9am to 5.30pm Monday to Thursday and until 4pm on Friday. 

The launch of the new facilities coincided with the 25th anniversary of the centre and the event was attended by representatives from Google Ireland and local politicians.

Members of the public are invited to drop by to see the facilities and enquire about services.

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