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What We Do!

Limerick City Build (LCB) Training Academy was established to create employment pathways for economically marginalised and socially excluded people in Limerick City. The epidemic of unemployment in Limerick, is well documented and is now in its third generation, marking it as having some of the highest unemployment black-spots in Europe.
Community development has been hindered by core issues of lack of employment and social exclusion. Mainstream job creation programmes have not proven sufficient to address the needs of Limericks most disadvantaged as a result of their previous offences, or simply by virtue of their address.

Limerick City Build (LCB) The inclusive path to employment.

In order to effectively tackle the unemployment black-spots we must rethink how we deliver training, how we support the long-term unemployed and ex-offenders to engage in full time skills training, and most importantly, how we create an economic appetite among those who have been disillusioned by a system that they have felt left them behind.

The Limerick City Build model proposes a means of doing just that. It is dynamic, progressive and innovative and proposes a solution that is achievable and realistic. LCB offers tailored training based on employment needs and cutting-edge construction industry skills, informed from the private sector and Limerick City Council. Our curriculum guarantees that each participant is in high demand, once they reach graduation and have the most current and relevant training required to fill the post.

Training

All our training programmes are endorsed, accredited and certified.

Our curriculum is versatile but primarily focused on job specific skills and training. Many of these courses, such as the Health and Safety Modules, contain twelve certified courses which are standard for compliance on any site or manual-laboured environment. The pre-apprenticeship modules will have a general discipline commitment such as wet trades yet will vary in terms of the specialised skills or techniques that have a proven demand in the sector. This is based on the intelligence gathered from the Construction Industry Federation and other essential stakeholders, such as City Council, Limerick 2030 etc.
 
A unique feature of LCB is its learning-by-doing approach, in which our participants learn in a holistic, client-centred environment that uses multidisciplinary, trauma-informed practices to encourage deep, experiential learning and personal and professional development. In order to build an appetite for work and enterprise we offer therapeutic & psycho-educational workshops that can build awareness, insight, emotional intelligence and maturity when preparing for the working world. Participants are supported to discover their unique potential, to experiment with their creative selves in a safe, secure, reliable and relationally based network of support.

Certified Health & Safety



Course Title
Accreditation Level
Introduction to Health & Safety
IND STD certification
Managing Safety
IND STD certification
SafePass
Approved Safepass certification
Manual Handling
QQI /HSA /FETAC level5
Working Heights
IND STD certification
Abrasive Wheel
HSA certification
Fire Safety
IND STD certification
Traffic Management
IND STD certification
Underground Surveying
IND STD certification
 

Certified Plant & Tool Training




Course Title
Accreditation Level
180 Excavator
Certified
Dumper
Certified
Rollers
Certified
MEWP
Certified
Forklift
Certified
Teleporter
Certified
Electric Hand Tools
Certified
Cutting Equipment
Certified
Generators
Certified

Skills Specific Training



Course Title
Accreditation Level
Tiling
Certified
Blockwork
Certified
Carpentry
Certified
Painting / Decorating
Certified
Electrical Theory
Certified
Plastering
Certified
Groundworks
Certified
Fabricating
Certified


Personal & Professional Development

The fusion of therapeutic, trauma-informed practices, with the pre-apprenticeship skills is a vital, dualistic approach to training that can revolutionize how we work with some of the hardest to reach young men in our society.
Exploring topics such as; Understanding how we arrived at this point in our lives, where would we like to go, what factors influence our behaviour, what environmental circumstances & conditions contributed to the challenges we face, the vital role relationships play in our human development and The development of Self and the role of gender in our identity.
This training inspires growth, awareness and inevitably cultivates change, sustains internal emotional regulation and personal wisdom, that will motivate an individual towards exercising their innate capacity and potential

Emotional intelligence
Anger Management
Assertiveness Training for Men
Masculinity and gender
Community Development
Addiction Studies
Fathering Programme
Addressing the Specific
Behavioural Health Needs of Men
Trauma and Risk behaviour
Self Esteem and Purpose/
Work preparation
Personal & Professional Development

Limerick City Build: Video

Click on the video to see a report by Catherine talking about about what we do and some of the many benefits for people who engage with Limerick City Build.

Enterprise and Business Start Up's

The Enterprise incubation hub, training and mentoring services that we provide for aspiring entrepreneurs and SME's are specific to the industry, with a range of resources provided that most starts ups find challenging to acquire in the initial weeks of business. This is then supported with Health & safety guidance, expertise from all sectors offer weekly demos in the enterprise kitchen in order to create a hive of creativity, ideas and cross pollenate ideas and solutions to challenges.

LCB provides also plays a unique role by bidding for building services contracts in the public and private sectors. These contracts provide real paid work opportunities for our clients, creating the stepping stones into long term sustainable employment. Our ability to deliver high quality work at competitive prices provides us with a competitive offering, which is further enhanced by our ability to create tangible social benefit.

Working, as paid employees, on the LCB contracts provides our clients with the opportunity to use and further develop the skills learned during training. It will also enable them to build experience and a work history which in turn will enhance their longer-term employment prospects. Limerick City build were recognised for our work by the Limerick Chamber in receiving the Best Community Business Award 2015.

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Team

Meet The Team!

Ray O'Halloran

Founder

0862264552
ray@limerickcitybuild.ie

Catherine O'Halloran

Manager

0838827455
info@limerickcitybuild.ie

Martin Quinn

Lead Instructor

marquinn6@hotmail.com

Pat Brown

Training coordinator

airesafety@eircom.net

Emma O'Brien

Administrator admin@limerickcitybuild.ie

Shauna O'Halloran

Accounts Payable

shauna@limerickcitybuild.ie

Collaborations

  • A core aspect of LCB's approach is to engage closely with the University of Limerick (UL), Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) and Mary Immaculate College of Education. An agreed process has been established with Limerick's third-level education sector in the form of the Shannon Consortium, which enables LCB clients to participate in UL's Business Transformation Programme which facilitates people from disadvantaged areas in starting their own businesses.
    Limerick Institute of Technology, through the application of their Enterprise Ladder Programme, enables those completing this programme to receive mentoring and training leading to FETAC qualifications and acceptance on third level courses. 15% of clients go on to study at university or college via these pathways.

  • The barge restoration programme will, through classroom instruction, lectures, hands on repair and restoration of the 32E, teach the skills, business, art and science of Marine Systems and Wooden Boat Building and Restoration.This Vessel will become a self - supporting social entrepreneurship initiative, operating as a floating restaurant that can employ up to 24 part time people indefinitely.
    The Barge is currently situated in the old ESB weir in Thomondgate, where a group of 18 participants will work from. Once the Barge has been restored and refurbished it will serve as a floating hospitality vessel, a platform where local hospitality students can station for work experience. Limerick first floating cafe, with possibility for wider expansion along the river banks and canals of the city.

  • Core to our approach is working in partnership with organisations whereby we can support their goals and they can support ours. The ultimate purpose of all of our partnerships is to improve opportunities for people from disadvantaged communities in Limerick.
    We have built partnerships with the public and private sectors and work with them to deliver our common goals of building higher rates of economic activity and social cohesion. The following are our key partnerships. With each of these we have a formal arrangement for service provision or grant funded services:

Contact

Feel free to contact us and we will reply as soon as possible.

Location:

Unit 27B,
Level 3,
Grove Island,
Corbally,
Limerick

Call:

Tel: 061314637

Mob: 0838827455

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