Saturday April 16th was a fantastic night for Athlone Training Centre at the Athlone Business Awards. We are so proud to have won professional service provider of the Year for 2016. Thanks to our fantastic hardworking staff and tutors who make us what we are. We are so appreciative to have the recognition and support of local businesses that value and use our services during the year. John Costello, Athlone Training Centre Manager said “We are delighted to win this award, it was a tough category and we didn’t expect to win. The genuine support we have received from the IDA and local businesses in developing and tailoring our courses to meet local needs has been realised with this win”.
Councilor Aengus O’Rourke of Snap Printing sent “Congratulations to Athlone Training Centre, winners of Professional Service Provider of the Year Award at Athlone Chamber Business Awards 2016. I was delighted to sponsor this award”.
Athlone Training Centre (ATC) is part of Longford Westmeath Education and Training Board and is a leading provider of skills training meeting the current needs of all sectors of industry in the Midlands area. The Training Centre has a proven track record working with SME’s to large multinationals from existing to new start-up businesses. In the past 12 months Athlone Training Centre has collaborated with a number of varied local companies to deliver tailored training programmes to their specific needs.
Our courses are predominantly market-led. The Training Centre looks to identify local business needs, meet employer demand and train to meet these needs and provide a skilled workforce for the midlands. In 2015 over 2000 trainees successfully completed courses relevant to local business requirements. Projected figures for 2016 are in excess of 2300 including an expansion of employer led apprenticeship programmes.