A Time to Change for People in South & East Cork

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South & East Cork Area Development (SECAD) hosted its fourth ‘Youghal Opportunities’ morning this week at Cumann na Daoine (19th Sept).  The showcase event was another huge success in terms of the numbers it attracted, as well as the invaluable contributions of the most recent crop of ‘Time to Change’ graduates.

Christina O'Neill and Toni McCaul fron SECAD, Catherine Anne O'Connell from LIT, Karen Power from SECAD Evelyn McGrath from Cumann na Daoine and John Dooley from the Department of Social Protection at the Youghal Opportunities Morning held at Cumann na Daoine, Catherine Street, Youghal on Wednesday 19th September 2012.

Christina O’Neill and Toni McCaul from SECAD, Catherine Anne O’Connell from LIT, Karen Power from SECAD Evelyn McGrath from Cumann na Daoine and John Dooley from the Department of Social Protection at the Youghal Opportunities Morning held at Cumann na Daoine, Catherine Street, Youghal on Wednesday 19th September 2012.

The morning provided an insight into SECAD’s flagship pathway programme, ‘Time to Change’ with recent participants presenting their own learning from the experience.  Guest speaker, Dr Michael Ryan from the Centre for Education and Developing Human Potential at LIT-Tipperary offered various nuggets of wisdom and inspirational stories of those who battle against the odds, demonstrating huge resilience in the face of adversity.  Catherine-Ann, trainer with the Time to Change programme, demystified the programme for those in the audience considering the training option. The morning concluded with an amicable exchange between audience and support services which had set up information stands from early morning. The morning proved a successful recruitment platform for the upcoming Youghal schedules commencing on 3rd and 4th October.

Catherine Russell, Agnes Guiney, Dolores Corcoran from Cumann na Daoine, Mac Dempsey, Helen Coen and Loreen Sweeney at the Youghal Opportunities Morning held at Cumann na Daoine, Catherine Street, Youghal on Wednesday 19th September 2012.

Catherine Russell, Agnes Guiney, Dolores Corcoran from Cumann na Daoine, Mac Dempsey, Helen Coen and Loreen Sweeney at the Youghal Opportunities Morning held at Cumann na Daoine, Catherine Street, Youghal on Wednesday 19th September 2012.

 For further information on the Time to Change programme or registration details, you are welcome to attend an Information morning on Wed 26th September next at Cumann na Daoine 10am to 1pm. Alternatively, please contact SECAD directly at 021-4613432 to book your place. Priority is given to applicants who are on the live register or in receipt of a social welfare payment.

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  1. Dolores Corcoran on

    A great morning that was…where are the photos though of our culture night…been awaiting them on here for the last week!!!!! We cant wait to see them….

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