c/o Corduff National School
Cormagh Company Ltd., formerly Corduff / Magheracloone Development Group, is a Community Employment Scheme funded by FÁS. It allows people who have been out of work through social disadvantage an opportunity to work part-time in the local community. Participants work 19.5 hours each week and, depending on their work option, spend from 1 to 3 years on the scheme.
For the past number of years workers have assisted the national schools by providing services such as secretarial, special care assistants and care-taking. They are also involved with the local churches, football clubs, community centres, and residents association, affording the communities secretarial services, sport instruction, and ongoing care-taking and maintenance. With the Farney Crèche and I.T. Training Centre recently coming on board, we now have 30 workers including a supervisor and an assistant supervisor.
Participants on the scheme also take part in training courses designed to enhance and develop new skills, increasing their long-term employment prospects. Training availed of included;
Computer Training: basic introduction, accounts, ECDL , teacher’s diploma in I.T.
Personal Development: courses incorporating assertiveness, CV preparation, interview techniques and stress management.
Childcare Courses: foundation & certificate in childcare and crèche, arts and crafts, first aid and health and hygiene.
Practical Courses: included block building, plastering, stone building and horticulture.