Cobh YMCA News
Cobh YMCA has moved to Ticknock, leaving West Beach where we have been based for 6 years. Our new premises is at 4A Ticknock Commerical Park, between the Lidl and Aldi stores and above the St Vincent de Paul depot. We have greater space and a bigger facility and look forward to developing our existing programmes over the coming years in this great new premises
TECHSPACE Hub coming to the YMCA
The YMCA have been involved in community education in Cobh since 1993 (STEP Program – PAKT Program) and we endeavor to keep our programs current and relevant to the climate we live in. Keeping this ethos in mind we continually seek out innovative and creative means to develop young people’s minds. One such project which we are very excited about is “Techspace at the Y”.
Techspace at the Y will provide young people with a creative space where they will be inspired to create, produce and have fun with digital media. Young people will be provided with FREE access to a fully kitted out digital space with a trained co-ordinator and experienced mentors. The hub is designed to empower young people to become more capable creative and confident learners.
Young people who come to the hub are enabled to explore their own creativity using the technology provided – (Adobe Photoshop Elements and Adobe Premiere Elements). Some activities they can do are; Film, music production, photography, graphic design animation and many more.
TechSpaces offers an informal and practical atmosphere, designed to keep young people involved and active. Young people do not need prior experience or skills in using computers, however, an interest in technology and creative media is a good starting point.
A TechSpace is designed to be a safe environment in which young people get the opportunity to work with like minded people, make friends and have fun creating.
An individual computer or laptop is made available to every young person to work on, however, members are also free to use their own laptops, whether PC, Mac or Linux.
Each day members work on their own projects and get one-to-one assistance, guidance and support from the TechSpace coordinator and volunteers. Activities include both individual and group projects on themes chosen by the young people themselves.
Techspace at the Y is holding an open day in September 2013 – if you are aged between 15 and 25 and you have an interest in digital media and you want to learn more contact Hulda (021) 4814060 or find us on https://www.facebook.com/cobhymca for further details or watch this space....
The (FETAC Level 5) Substance Use Issues In Youth & Community Work modules are designed to promote good practice among those who work (in a paid or voluntary capacity) with young people and communities who are affected by substance use. The course can provide an essential view of some of the issues that affect young people and their communities and encourages the development of appropriate responses at individual and organisational level. The modules should promote the ability of learners to work safely and effectively in youth and / or community work settings.
YMCA’s Support, Training and Enterprise Programme (STEP) in Cobh is currently recruiting for their September 2013 to June 2014 programme. The full-time programme offers IT Training with ECDL Certification, and a full FETAC Level 4 award in Employment Skills.
There are components in Communications, Work Experience, Career Planning, Customer Service, Functional Maths and Team Working.
New for the 2013-14 year is the Digital Media Technology
There are also two work placement components totalling 6 weeks within the course.
The aim of the programme is to support participants in gaining employment or accessing further education. The programme is primarily aimed at early school leavers who are unemployed and between the ages of 17-25 years, having left school at least 6 months previously. Participants receive the equivalent of FAS training allowances and also receive a transport & meal allowance. The course is funded by the Department of Education and Skills.
For further information and application forms please contact (021) 4814060 or call in to our office at : 8 Westbeach, Cobh or visit us on FB - www.facebook.com/cobhymca
Latest date for applications to be received will be 19th July 2013 with possible extension depending on number of applications received and accepted.
The trainees were congratulated by Mayor of Cobh, Cllr John Mulvihill Jr, Tom Kent (YMCA Director of Programmes) and Gerard Griffin (VEC Youthreach Coordinator) as well as a crowd of family and friends. Trainees who have graduated will be going on to further studies or employment, to include Hairdressing at St Johns College, Childcare at Cork College of Commerce and Performing Arts at CSN.
For more information on STEP or to apply for the next course that commences in September, contact 4814060 or www.ymca-cobh.org
Vacancies have arisen on the current STEP course which runs until 28th June. If you are interested in participating in this programme with a view to accessing college in September, learning new skills for job seeking or for the work place, please contact us immediately. Eligibility criteria apply. 4814060 to enquire or make appointment
An animation made by Cobh STEP group at Cobh YMCA for One World Week 2012. The issue addressed is how to build Resilience in young people, in their communities and in their lives. The film looks at peer pressure and the influences young people come under and the importance of having supports in their lives. This was made with support from NYCI development education programme and with Darius Musukwa from our partner YMCA in Lusaka, Zambia
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