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Fiontraithe le Gaeilge (Entrepreneurs with Irish)
Date du début: 31 déc. 2004, Date de fin: 30 déc. 2008 PROJET  TERMINÉ 

Fiontraithe le Gaeilge (Entrepreneurs with Irish) aims to develop entrepreneurial skills in Irish language organisations, and for Irish-speaking individuals, through leadership, business, management and communication training. Following a training and skills needs assessment, training will be delivered using a variety of media including classroom, fieldtrips, distance education, and team development, in Belfast, the Donegal Gaeltacht and in Dublin for beneficiaries from the 12 border counties. Achievements: Fiontar, the Irish language business faculty in Dublin City University developed the original proposal or this project as a means of promoting entrepreneurship in the Irish language community. A strong partnership was required to deliver the numerous outcomes expected and an agreement was reached with Oideas Gael and Forbairt Feirste as the cross-border partnership. The highly regarded and experienced business delivery agency WestBic was selected to administer the programme and Oideas Gael nominated as the lead partner. A substantial part of the project plan involved Gaeltacht companies, both private and community with Údarás na Gaeltachta as a funding partner.The recruitment process, came to fruition with the launch of the programme in Gleann Cholm Cille by Mr Éamon Ó Cuív, Minister for Rural, Community & Gaeltacht Affairs and Tánaiste Mary Coughlan, TD.The participants represented both companies and organisations in the Gaeltacht and the wider ICBAN region. The mentoring opportunities offered by the course were welcomed by all the participants and the mentors, by their experience and hands-on approach were an excellent support mechanism in the preparation of business plans and new enterprise strategies. The programme offered a HETAC Level 6 qualification developed by the third level, LÍONRA network in ‘Advanced Entrepreneurship and Business’ which was accredited by The Letterkenny Institute of Technology. In total 61 participants on the project benefited from 34 Business lectures, 80 mentoring sessions and the opportunity to study abroad during 1 International Business module of one week’s duration and 1 Entrepreneurship Tutors’ programme at St Gallen & Babson College, Switzerland. The website for participants and students of entrepreneurship was created and 3,000, 8 page full-colour glossy newsletters were distributed to agencies, groups, public representatives etc. part from the long-term personal benefits for the course participants and their organisations, other outputs are regarded as being significant. The ‘Motivation towards Entrepreneurship’ DVD comprises contribution from the programme’s lecturers, participants and mentors offering guidanceto those considering business as a career or indeed those in business seeking a new direction.



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