SECAD devised and delivered a five week course on Customer Service Skills from March-April 2017.
Adrian Quirke was unemployed for three years before he commenced work with Tús in Spring 2016 to work at Passage Soccer club.
Nicole Keeshan started her TÚS work placement in October 2016 as a Receptionist and Administration Assistant at SECAD Partnership.
Liam Dowd spent one year as a Tourist Advisor on a Tús placement at Midleton Tourist Office, Co. Cork. Prior to starting the role, Liam had a background in complementary therapy.
Joseph Moynihan who is under 25 years of for over was unemployed for 12 months after a Diploma in Business Studies at UCC.
This case study aims to illustrate the individuals behind new businesses, their personal journeys from moving from unemployment towards sustainable self- employment and the subsequent jobs created in their community.
SECAD led Cumas (‘ability’) programme, a free training course funded by the Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP) to support female entrepreneurship in 2017.
Maria Treacy is passionate about empowering people and connecting people with business to achieve success.
Dorothy O’Tuama established the Lee Valley Taste Trails in 2016 to offer bespoke small group tours to food and craft beer producers and culture and heritage sites of the Lee Valley in South West Cork.
Gerry O’Connor participated in SECAD’s ‘Start your own business’ course. Gerry came to SECAD with qualifications in interior joinery and extensive experience after a career starting out as an apprentice Joiner..