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Fit Programmes @ Terenure Enterprise Centre

  1. 1. Overview of Terenure Enterprise Centre <ul><li>Established in 1984 </li></ul><ul><li>What we offer: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Incubation Space </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Virtual tenants services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Computer and Business training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Business Mentoring </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Community Initiatives – ASITS </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How we are funded: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rental from incubation units </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Part funded by Pobal </li></ul></ul>
  2. 2. Community Enterprise Society Ltd <ul><li>The Terenure Enterprise Centre was established in 1984 as a result of 600 people from the local area gathering together at a public meeting to decide on options available to remedy the problem of 400-plus unemployed people in their area (Irish Times 1984). </li></ul>
  3. 3. hh Our Purpose To provide practical, realistic support and training to all members in the community with priority for disadvantaged members Our Vision To empower and enable individual social and economic pathways to fulfilment of personal potential Our Values <ul><li>Realism </li></ul><ul><li>Practical and Hands On </li></ul><ul><li>Equality </li></ul><ul><li>Affordability </li></ul><ul><li>Teamwork </li></ul><ul><li>Integrity </li></ul><ul><li>Professional </li></ul>
  4. 4. Services & Finance 2009 <ul><li>Self Financing via: </li></ul><ul><li>25 Incubation Units </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual Office </li></ul><ul><li>Business Training </li></ul><ul><li>Mentoring </li></ul><ul><li>Enterprise Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Enterprise Ireland </li></ul><ul><li>Dublin City EB </li></ul><ul><li>CSP via Pobal: </li></ul><ul><li>Active Senior IT Society </li></ul><ul><li>Computer Training – Enable Ireland </li></ul><ul><li>Computer Training – St Michaels House </li></ul><ul><li>Work ready & Personal Development Courses </li></ul>
  5. 5. Active Senior IT Society <ul><li>Dec 2006 – Pilot programme </li></ul><ul><li>Society Structure Established Jan 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>2009 Membership @ 342 </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainability Research Dundalk IT Aug 2009 </li></ul>
  6. 6. Training on Offer <ul><li>My IT / E-Cert </li></ul><ul><li>My Past My Present </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Photography </li></ul><ul><li>Skype / Mobile Phones </li></ul><ul><li>ECDL and more…. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Forward Directions: <ul><li>Volunteers –building for the future means attracting good volunteers and working with them to use and develop their skills. Action : recruiting and training a body of volunteers to provide cost effect training to older people and to develop sustainability. </li></ul><ul><li>SIGs : Active Senior IT Society to develop and use their IT skills through special interest groups. Comprise digital media, genealogy and creative writing , Action : SIGs should begin as soon as possible and be self managing. </li></ul><ul><li>Workshops: Action : building for the future means accommodating the needs of older people, and our findings point to a need for shorter more practical workshop programmes similar to model adopted by Simple.i.t. </li></ul><ul><li>Induction programme : Action : an Induction Programme should be developed to welcome new members and to support and facilitate greater interaction of all members”. </li></ul>
  8. 8. The Story Unfolds <ul><li>Digital Media Clip </li></ul><ul><li>Closing: Albert Connor - Chairman Active Senior IT Society </li></ul>

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