Irish Local Development Network

Promoting and supporting the work of Local Development Companies in Ireland

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Local Training Initiatives

Many Local Development Companies (LDCs) provide flexible Local Training Initiatives (LTIs) for unemployed persons for the Department of Social Protection.

The LTI programme is designed to provide opportunities for marginalised learners who are unable to participate in other mainstream training interventions for personal, social or geographic reasons.

Local Training Initiatives are targeted primarily at people under 35 years of age, with no formal qualifications or incomplete secondary level qualifications. LTIs provide vocational training opportunities, learning supports and project-based learning to assist participants to achieve awards on the NFQ and to develop the capacity to progress to further training, education and work.

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