New initiative to get job seekers ‘Remote Work Ready’

New online national training programmes develop the capability and capacity of those wishing to become remote workers.

If there was ever a time to enhance your professional profile with the confidence and skills of remote working, that time is now, recommends Grow Remote.

The grassroots organisation says that the new Covid-19 restrictions have led to uncertainty for many people in terms of their current and furniture employment.

“Remote working can contribute to regional development through sustainable rural communities”

In response to both the current situation and the future remote working opportunity, Laois and Offaly Education and Training Board (LOETB), in collaboration with IDA Ireland, SOLAS and Grow Remote, have created a host of new online national training programmes that develop the capability and capacity of those wishing to become remote workers.

There are currently over 200 locationless jobs open for applications which can accessed through the Grow Remote job’s board. 

‘Remote Work Ready’ is designed for unemployed and underemployed people hoping to transition to a remote working role and is fully funded. 

The programme is 100pc online, available nationally and runs for between 7-14 weeks in duration. Anybody interested in applying can find all the information at this link

The future of work is now

“The potential business benefits of remote working have been acknowledged for some time – enhancing the ability to attract and retain top talent, contributing to a more contented and productive team, and lowering the cost base,” Grow Remote said in a statement.

“Remote working can contribute to regional development through sustainable rural communities, while also addressing inclusion and diversity in workforces by removing some barriers to work.

“It also offers companies and employees the opportunity to focus on output rather than attendance, while building resilience and business continuity.”

By John Kennedy (john.kennedy3@boi.com)

Published: 27 October, 2020