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Revamp Training Project wins Aontas Star Award

Congratulations to the Revamp Training Project in the Longford EDI Centre who won an Aontas Star Award in the Leinster Local category in the 2010 Star Awards.

The Revamp Project is a social enterprise specialising in furniture recycling and reuse to reduce waste and provide training for young people from welfare dependent backgrounds. Devised by the Longford Employment, Development and Information (EDI ) Centre with support from FAS and the Department of Social Protection, itt is a tailor made programme providing a mixture of learning and manual work.
The 48 week course, accredited by FETAC involved personal development, information technology, literacy, numeracy as well as three practical subjects: upholstery, woodwork and tiling. Through the Revamp Furniture Store, which was established following success of the project, quality furniture is provided at affordable prices, demonstrating the multiple benefits of reuse and recycling. Over 70% of the trainees have progressed into full-time employment, apprenticeships or further education or training.

In 2009, Clann Credo approved a loan so enable Longford EDIT Ltd to expand its training activities through the purchase and installation of an industrial kitchen.

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