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ACT Gateway Project – Spring 2022

Feb 21st -23rd: First Aid Responders Training: This training was delivered during the mid-term break by John Bruton of Multiskill Health & Safety to 8 young people aged 16-17. Each young person attended from 9:30 to 4:30 each day and all passed the final day assessment, qualifying for the PHECC (Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council) First […]

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Connected Hubs Project

Works are continuing at the ACT Centre as we gradually make progress on planned building refurbishments. Over the past five months we have re-covered our 4,000 sq ft mineral felt roof, installed 23 double glazed windows, installed energy efficient LED lighting and heating and done a lot of painting and decorating. Apologies to our customers […]

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ACDA AGM 19th Aug 17:30

Dear Members, Colleagues, Athlone Community Development Association will be holding it’s AGM on Thursday, 19th August 2021 at 5:30 pm via electronic link. A small number of Board and Committee Members will be present at the ACT Business Development Centre, Parnell Square, Athlone, to host the meeting on that day. The electronic link via Teams […]

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Opportunity in a Million

Athlone Community Taskforce is launching a new initiative, “Opportunity in a Million”, on Friday 29th November 2013, at 18:30pm, in St Mary’s Hall, Northgate St. Athlone .It is a community response to a community problem,”Unemployment”. Minister Brian Hayes TD will be the Guest of Honour. The initiative will support new business start-ups in the Athlone […]

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Enterprise Forum Event

Explore ways to make your marketing activities more focused, more distinctive, more effective…smarter. Create a genuine competitive edge for your business It’s all too easy to become so focused on the day-to-day running of your business that you don’t have time to take an objective and detached look at it from the outside. This is […]

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Athlone Community Task Force Update April 2011

ACT and Education ACT in support of its remit “…employment and enterprise……..measures leading thereto ….” committed itself to specific employment-driven interventions in education. ACT appreciates that “drop-out” is a multi-dimensional problem. It understands that its contribution can be effective only when delivered in close collaboration with the schools and the many agencies that have experience […]

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Enterprise Forum

In 2009, ACT and the Athlone Chamber of Commerce initiated the “Enterprise Club”, the objective being to provide a forum for people to meet on a regular basis in order to inspire enterprise, develop opportunities and pool ideas on supporting each other during the current recession. This in turn led to the development of the […]

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The Educational Action Research Project 2005-2008

Background Over the years Athlone CommunityTaskforce organised many “employment/enterprise” programmes which were of significant value to the many participants. However over the years it felt challenged by the number of young people who were dropping out of school and would likely be unemployable for their entire lives. The local estimate is that 40 / 45 […]

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Peer-Education Programme 2009

The recommendation from the evaluation of the 2008 Peer -Ed programme to include both sexes in future programmes was implemented in the 2009 Peer-Ed programme. The 2009 programme was greatly supported by the Athlone Gardai and the Community Garda Sgt. arranged for two student Gardai to work in the programme, in collaboration with programme staff […]

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Peer-Education Programme 2008

In 2007, five young people aged 14 to 16years of age who had participated in previous activities of the Educational Action Research Project approached the Project Coordinator and requested a service which ran on a continuous basis during the summer holiday period. Working from a child-centred perspective the Project Manager piloted a Peer Education Programme […]

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