Local Training Initiative(LTI)
The Local Training Initiatives programme is delivered through community based groups to provide a range of learner centred courses to assist individuals to enter or re-enter the labour market.
The programme is primarily geared at 18-35 year olds experiencing exclusion and labour market disadvantage.
Local community organisations provide flexible Local Training Initiatives (LTIs) for unemployed persons. The LTI programme is designed to provide opportunities for marginalised learners who are unable to participate in other training interventions for personal, social or geographic reasons.
Local Training Initiatives are targeted primarily to people under 35 years of age, with no formal qualifications or incomplete secondary level qualifications. Anyone who is unemployed and over the age of 16, at any level of literacy, is Eligible to Participate
LTIs provide vocational training opportunities; learning supports and project-based learning to assist participants achieve awards on the NFQ and to develop the capacity to progress to further training, education and work.
The Local Training Initiative programme supports many organisations engaged in a wide variety of activities including genealogy, environment, heritage, tourism, arts, sports and leisure. Some projects are targeted at specific groups experiencing disadvantage such as homeless people, recovering addicts, prisoners and travellers.
See further information on Eligibility to Sponsor a Local Training Initiative.
Providing support in the form of Allowances and Funding to assist with the Local Training Initiative, for example, training allowances for participants and grants for supervisors, materials and administration.
If you would like any more information about the Local Training Initiative, contact your local Employment Services Office.
Local Training Initiative programme is a training and work experience programme carried out in partnership with community and voluntary organisations. The programme enables local communities to carry out valuable and necessary projects of benefit to their communities, while at the same time training participants in areas related to the project work so that they can go on to gain employment or progress to further training. Unemployed people, primarily those over 16 and under 35 years of age, with no formal qualifications or incomplete secondary level qualifications and who are experiencing some form of disadvantage are eligible to apply. There are no formal educational requirements for the programme. It is recognised that many people may have some problems reading and writing but that this should not however deter them from participating on a programme. Help is provided in a discreet and sensitive manner to anyone who wishes to improve their literacy levels.