Dundalk Institution of Technology are doing their bit to battle the recession as they offer a free Sales and Marketing course for unemployed people. Over 1,200 people enrol on lifelong learning courses in Dundalk IT every year...

Dundalk Institution of Technology are doing their bit to battle the recession as they offer a free Sales and Marketing course for unemployed people.

The course is available free of charge to those who have been unemployed for at least three months or who have recently recieved statutory redundancy. The course is a feature of the Government?s Labour Force Activation Programme and successful partipants will become the recipients of an NQAI Level 6 Certificate in Sales and Marketing (Minor Award) programme.

The course will commence on Tuesday 25th January and will will take place over three days each week for one semester. Pariticpants of the course will gain a broad knowledge of the areas of business, business education, focusing particularly on a foundation level of sales and marketing.

It will provide sucessful candidates with a general understanding of the areas of business, sales and marketing and will provide a springboard for further study.

In order to avail of the programme free of charge candidates must have recently been awarded Statutory Redundancy or be in receipt of job seekers allowance or Jobseeker?s benefit for three months or longer. The programme acts as an incentive to those who have been severly effected by the economic recession and is run in conjuction with the life long learning centre at Dunalk Institute of Technology.

Over 1,200 people enrol on lifelong learning courses in Dundalk IT every year and the learning centre have been doing thier upmost to provide subsidised education in an attempt to adapt to the changing educational and training needs of a dynamic society.

Dundalk IT are now offering 30% fee concessions for many courses to applicants who are in receipt of social welfare payments or aged sixty years or over. Certain courses (such as MBA, MBS ect) are not available for fee concessions.

Prospective students can download application forms for fee concessions on the life long learning centre website, www.learn.ie.