We are now well and truly into Spring so we think it’s about time we kept you all up to date with what’s going on here at Mohill EnterpriseCentre. It’s been a busy year so far particularly with regard to the various different training courses that are currently ongoing.
As you might know, Mohill Computer Training runs various different Computer Application courses for people of all abilities, from Beginners up to Advanced Users. Our flagship programme is our QQI Level 5 Full-time Computer Applications for the Workplace course but we also place a great emphasis on empowering newbie’s in the use of computers and in Information and Communication Technology in general. So, here’s the update on what’s been happening.
Full Time Course – QQI Level 5
The full-time class have completed the Information and Communication System and Programming modules and are currently completing eBusiness Studies. They also enjoyed a week off after Easter to refresh themselves for the rest of the year.
Information and Communications naturally follows Databases. Learners have to analyse a database using existing skills. The module also incorporates some practical elements via a Skills Demonstration where they had to make VOIP (Skype) calls, publish a Blog page, publish a Postcast and a YouTube video and indulge in some Social Media.
Programming & Design Principles
The rapid and continued growth of the Software industry has meant that the Software sector is currently experiencing a shortage of qualified software engineers. To this effect, the Programming & Design Principles module provides Learners with a solid introduction in the principles of designing software solutions to real-world problems using a user-friendly, high-level programming language within an Integrated Development Environment.
Participation in this module gives Learners an appreciation for the challenges faced and the rewards gained from software design and testing. On completion of the Programming & Design Principles module Learners will have acquired the skill set necessary to continue further down the path of software development should they wish to do so.
Having an online presence and being able to integrate Information Technology with existing business practices is becoming increasingly important in the present time. The QQI Level 5 eBusiness module addresses the issues that small businesses encounter when trying to keep track with current technology trends. It raises awareness of the practicalities, requirements and challenges that businesses must face if they want to keep pace with their competitors.
The module focuses on the importance of the Internet and how its many services (communication, Web, SCM and CRM) enable businesses to improve their efficiencies. It provides participants with understanding and appreciation of what is required to design a consumer-focused heuristic website that will drive user traffic to the site and ultimately lead to conversions. Focus is spent investigating how business websites can be improved through Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and how the various different online marketing channels (SEM, social, video and email) can be used to raise brand awareness thereby improving business performance.
Next up from the end of May is Web Authoring where a number of key skills will be utilized in order to create and finally publish a complete web site. The site is designed to showcase individual work and design skills. It will involve getting to grips with HTML (the code behind web pages), CSS (styling web pages) and Dreamweaver will be used to create pages and sites.
QQI Level 4 Computers
Our QQI Level 4 Computer Course Learners have been progressing steadily and have now completed their modules in Word Processing and Spreadsheets. They are currently half way through the Database module.
In order to reach our aim to deliver the full Level 4 programme leading to an award. We’ve welcomed back previous Learners who needed to complete module in mathematics, spreadsheets and database. Learners who have not completed certain modules can contact us to see if there is availability.
Some of these learners will join the existing group when it comes to communications and work experience.
Indeed if there any learners out there who need specific module in order to qualify for the full award please contact us on 071 9632024, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or pop in and talk to a member of staff.
Our Bookkeeping and Payroll course started again in April and will run right up until June 2018. The course will focus on manual and computerized accounts using Sage software. A further bookkeeping course may be run later in 2018 so if you would like to learn all about bookkeeping and payroll using industry standard software then call us to register your interest.
These courses fill up fast so best to get your name on the list in good time.
We are also running two community education courses in the eveining.
Navigating Modern Living
Leitrim Development Company will be running a Job Skills course at the centre in August. This involves CV preparation and practical job seeking skills.
The following courses have now finished successfully at Mohill Computer Training.
Design Skills and Digital Fabrication
Evening Course – Beginners
Start your own business course
SMART Mohill and Mohill SEC
Our energy master plan is being developed at the moment for the Mohill area. Together with the economic development plan it will provide a blueprint for the future of a SMART green Mohill.
Why not get involved in SMART Mohill and Mohill SEC ? It is your town and your future.
If you would like to avail of training, advice or just want to help then get involved. Contact John on 07196 32024 or email email@example.com.
Mohill Town and Village Renewal
We are also managing the Town and Village Renewal project together with our partner organisations from the local community. The town is already seeing the benefit of this funding with beautiful event lighting in place for Christmas. The clearers and painters are out in force and Mohill is looking great. Other projects for 2018 will include developing a Heritage Trail, developing a Community Allotment, providing hot desk space in our Enterprise Centre and developing an Economic Development Plan for the Town. Please support these projects as time and some fund raising will be necessary.
Businesses in our Units
Unit 2 – Play Concepts: Manufacturers of Bespoke Soft Play Equipment – www.playconcepts.net
Unit 3 – Alpha Press – Printing of School Books
Unit 4 – Vacant – awaiting new tenant
Unit 5: Fit Kicks Fitness: Fitness for all the family
Unit 6: Mohill Tyre Centre – for all your tyre and general service needs
Services offered on our front desk include typing, printing, photocopying, laminating and binding.
Call Bernie on 071 9632024 or pop into the centre for all your office and administration needs.
Thank you for your continued support.