Give us jobs, results, not SoundBits!
The Government is busy telling us, they must fix the banking system first and then the finances of the country
This is all well and dandy but what about the likes of the hundreds of thousands of people like me who are unemployed?
Mr Cowen got up in the Dail yesterday and told the people that FAS was delivering courses for the unemployed. This is not what my personal experience shows
FAS was to do a course on web design ,starting on Sep 28th ,I applied for this course in February ,I heard nothing until I complained about the lack of information to FAS and I was called to an assessment exam just two weeks before the course was to begin
Here I was told that the course I was supposed to attend was no longer available; it was cancelled just like that
The FAS teacher went on to tell approximately 28 other people in the class that FAS was cancelling many more courses because of their budget problems
We were then told that the original course was now just 12 weeks (instead of 37 weeks ) and that the modules that were taken out were now included in the new requirements all candidates would have to have to attend the NEW 12 week course
All they did was to cut the original course from 37 weeks to 12 weeks to save money
Needless to say I was not successful in getting on to the new course because of these late changes!
I have heard from FAS in the last week informing me of a part time course again which is of no use to me as it will not result in me getting any job
What a Joke cutting courses when they should be putting on more courses that have real job’s prospects at the end of such courses
We need Jobs and not time wasting courses that are just filling in the rhetoric of out of touch politicians
An educated, available workforce, is more likely to be offered jobs
We need up skilling and re-education as a matter of national emergency
Where do we fit into your National Emergency Plan???