KCETB Kilkenny and Carlow Education and Training Board
Rialtas na hEireann Government of Ireland
Rialtas na hEireann Government of Ireland
Co-Funded by the European Union

Local Training Initiatives (LTI)

Skills for work from KCETB

How will your community benefit from a Local Training Initiative?

The LTI programme is focused on addressing the training needs of economically, socially, geographically or educationally disadvantaged learners, primarily 18 – 35 years of age, with no formal qualifications or incomplete secondary level qualifications.  It encourages learners, who otherwise might not avail of mainstream training, to develop their existing skills and learn new skills in an environment that is tailored to their particular individual needs. 

Second Providers operating LTIs may identify a specific community-based project that will, by way of a collaborative approach with the ETB, enable learners to acquire the necessary skills to carry out the project related tasks and, in turn, provide a useful service to the community. This approach allows learners to develop valuable employment-related skills, knowledge and competence while contributing to their community.

To ensure that the training identified is relevant, prospective Second Providers must undertake a comprehensive analysis of the needs of the unemployed within their community, the levels of unemployment and the potential labour market or progression opportunities that may be available to learners on completion of training.

The programme can support accredited training (NFQ Levels 3, 4 or 5) for a wide range of sectors, including, for example: Environment, Genealogy, Heritage, Tourism, Arts, Sports Coaching, Catering, ICT, Digital Media.   

Programme Funding

  • The fee for the programme co-ordinator/assistant co-ordinator, and all approved non-pay costs, will be covered by KCETB
  • There are training allowances for eligible participants
  • There are travel allowance for eligible participants

Minimum requirements

  • A legally incorporated, non-profit making structure is required for the operation of the LTI.
  • Each Second Provider will have a board of directors/trustees/authorised officers or members that are broadly representative of the community.
  • A completed Agreement to Collaborate.
  • The legal entity will appoint a managing committee or an authorised individual with responsibility for the day-to-day oversight of the LTI

Application Process

Our Community Training Officer will offer a full briefing on the LTI and the application process.

To apply please contact

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