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Ireland Minister Conor Lenihan supports eEngagement, Awareness

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Recently, Conor Lenihan T.D., the Minister of State with special responsibility for the Knowledge Society along with Lord Mayor of Dublin, Councillor Emer Costello celebrated the achievement of 1,500 people from a wide range of backgrounds completing training under the BenefIT Scheme which is operated by the Department of Communications, Energy & Natural Resources. The utilisation of computers and other Information and Communication Technologies by people who previously had a low level of use or none are some of the factors that the scheme promotes.

Implementation of a novel training programme is to take place as one of the largest projects under the scheme Dublin Employment Pact (DEP), together with Dublin City Council and Fastrack to IT (FIT). The DEP programme received BenefIT funding of


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