Welcome to Terenure Enterprise Centre, a haven for those Starting in Business since 1984. Our art deco building was once the Classic Cinema in Terenure and now provides small business owners and entrepreneurs with professional incubation space at affordable prices and on flexible terms.
Active IT Society
We offer a a wide variety of training courses covering iPad, tablets, iphones, smartphones and laptops. We also offer a range of hobby learning courses.
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About the society
Since 2006, the center has facilitated training relevant to older people in the locality with the objective of bridging the digital divide. The Active IT Society has a core objective to promote IT learning and practice among older people. The Active IT Society is run by a voluntary committee made up from its members and two staff members from Terenure Enterprise Centre. The Society is reliant on community finance initiatives and strives to provide as many training courses as possible to ensure member’s interests and expectations are met and sustained.
We aim to encourage older people to learn and be creative with the use of technology and to ensure that new and innovative ideas are brought forward in a friendly and encouraging atmosphere. Many highly skilled professionals have volunteered as IT trainers with the Society as well as many transition year students from St Colmcilles Community School. Their commitment, patience and efforts are highly valued by all members.
Terenure Enterprise Centre is proud to be partly financed by the Community Services Programme from the Dept. of Social Protection via Pobal. The objectives of the Community Services Programme are as follows:
- To promote social enterprise as an approach to alleviating disadvantage and addressing local social, economic and environmental needs which are not being met through public or private funding or other resources.
- To create sustainable jobs for those most distant from the labour market, in particular for those who are long term unemployed and from specific target groups.
- To promote sustainable social and economic development
- To enable service providers to lever additional public investment to improve facilities and services
- To strengthen local ownership through participation in decision making
- To support social innovation and encourage sharing of learning and expertise between participating service providers
- In 2015 the society’s total membership was 487 people, our highest ever.
- During 2015 over 1.107 training places were taken up including one to one, courses and workshops.
- 2013 marked the recording of local people’s memories: Terenure A Social History
- In 2012 our Creative Writing group launched a book of memoirs, short stories and poems, “Ireland: The Dawning of the Day”
- 2011 saw the addition of new tutors sponsored by Dublin City Council Adult Education section
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