Donegal man aims to help those in construction sector get their qualifications

A Donegal-based business owner has developed a new training initiative to tackle Ireland’s growing construction skills shortage.

John Power, owner of the Trade Skills Institute, has set up a dedicated training centre in Convoy to provide a range of practical, full-time construction skills courses aimed at fast-tracking people into employment.

He’s hoping to help people who have the exertise and skills in a variety of areas but may not have paper qualifications to show it.

John himself is a trained carpenter with over 35 years’ experience.

He says he learned on-the- job and served his time – college was never an option for him.

The first of the company’s full-time, six week courses starts on 3 rd July and is designed for those looking for a career in the carpentry industry.

The course covers all aspects of carpentry commonly used in homes and on sites across Ireland today.

He has been telling Ocean FM about his initiative: