The Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation recently launched the “Mid East Action Plan for Jobs” to oversee the implementation of this very important initiative, it is aimed at the supporting the creation of extra jobs in the Mid East.
There are 163 actions contained in this plan with responsibilities and timeframes set out for each of these actions. The Department are setting up an Implementation Committee which will be chaired by Eamonn Sinnott, General Manager, Intel Ireland and the role of this committee is to engage and report on actions in the Mid East Action Plan for Jobs. It is intended that Progress Reports will be published on 6-monthly basis for the Mid East Plan and for the 8 Action Plans published to date.
Small Grant Scheme for Sports Clubs and Groups
The Small Grant Scheme is aimed at the purchase of equipment, training costs or other initiatives to increase participation and membership in the club. It is a once off grant for 2016 (max. of €500 per club).
1916 Drama Comes to Arklow Stage
Arklow Drama Group “Masquerade” has been performing “The Break of Day”, a new play by Conal O’Sheil. The show is part of the Wicklow 1916 Commemorations and is on at The Breffni which. The performance has been getting wonderful reviews since its opening night but sadly its last performance is tonight Friday 19th February at 8pm.
Masquerade is always looking for new performers, contact them on Facebook for more information.
Sherry Fitzgerald Myles Doyle Celebrates
Mandies Kinsella of Sherry Fitzgerald Myles Doyle secured 2nd place in the Administrator of the Year Awards. There were 67 participating franchised offices represented at the recent Sherry Fitzgerald Countrywide Conference held recently in the Killashee Hotel in Naas. Arklow & District Chamber are delighted to congratulate Mandie on her achievement especially as Sherry Fitzgerald Myles Doyle is one of our Chamber members.
Coder Dojo Arklow
CoderDojo is a global movement of free, volunteer-led, community based programming clubs for young people. At a Dojo, young people, learn how to code, develop websites, apps, programs, games and explore technology in an informal and creative environment. In addition to learning to code attendees meet like-minded people and are exposed to the possibilities of technology.
Within the CoderDojo Movement there is a focus on community, peer learning, youth mentoring and self-led learning, with an emphasis on showing how coding is a force for change in the world.
Up and running in Arklow for nearly 2 years now, CoderDojo Arklow hold weekly sessions where a growing number of kids, aged from 7 to 17 get their first taste of how to use technology to create websites, design animations and games, and using technology like the Raspberry PI get their first introduction to the exciting world of electronics..
The sessions are facilitated by Arklow CBS, and are run by a team of volunteers, both technical and non-technical, who aim to provide a safe, fun, interactive and creative environment and to encourage young people while they build complementary skills of creativity, innovation, communication, collaboration, team work and leadership.
For information on how to join visit Coder Dojo Arklow.