Trainees are usually 18-21 year of age from Cavan and Monaghan areas, who complete a 4 year ” Structures Transition And Rehabilitative Training ” (S.T.A.R.T) Programme to improve social interaction, self-advocacy, independent living skills, community integration and provide opportunities to achieve FETAC awards in a range of modules.
This training takes place in different areas within the centre including: –
The Computer Suite: – In the computer suite and classrooms Using Information and Preparation for Work modules are delivered, here trainees have the opportunity to learn literacy and numeracy skills as well as I.T. proficiency and preparation for work skills. Trainees also complete supervised work experience in the local community.
Working in the computer suite
A residential property adjacent to the main centre recreates a realistic environment in which to teach independent living skills including cookery, cleaning, using household appliances and supermarket shopping.
Preparing vegetables for lunch