Acclaimed as one of the most effective employability initiatives in Europe, FIT: Fast Track to IT, deliver computer training that equips unemployed people with essential IT skills and help them return to the workforce. They will be returning to the Jobs Expo on February 24th at the Galmont Hotel & Spa in Galway. Register today and find out more about what FIT have to offer.
FIT is an industry-led initiative, who work to transform the lives of marginalised jobseekers and disadvantaged communities by offering original ICT training courses. The enterprise collaborates with a number of professional bodies, including:
- Educational Training Boards (ETBs, formerly VEC)
- Third-Level Institutions
- National Training Agencies
- Community Organisations
- Leader Companies
- Rapid Coordinators
- Local Authorities
- Employment Pacts
Helping disadvantaged people and communities
FIT offers support and assistance for anyone facing or going through unemployment. Additionally, they work with recent secondary school graduates from underprivileged communities. Accordingly, their programmes create superb opportunities and career paths for disadvantaged students.
Primarily, FIT achieve this by offering productive information technology training courses as a spring board to employment. They also progress and promote technology-based programmes for jobseekers who need to be reunited with contemporary technology.
New technologies are becoming increasingly relevant throughout most industries. Therefore, FIT’s initiatives enhance the skill-set and enhance jobseekers chances in competing for job opportunities.
Successfully assisting jobseekers
FIT is also a registered charity and a non-profit organisation. Since their establishment in 1999, they have expanded greatly and now function throughout Ireland. Furthermore, they run programmes in Northern Ireland under the banner FIT-NI.
Over 16,000 job seekers have completed their skills development programmes and more than 12,500 progressed into employment.