Welcome to the Centre of Digital Excellence
CEEDS is a non-profit Organization and has been supporting our community since 1993. For almost three decades we have provided training and Jobseeker supports to the communities of North Clondalkin and beyond. CEEDS recently completed a major redevelopment of our training Centre and now boasts one of the most modern and technologically advanced I.T facilities in the entire region. CEEDS strives to bridge the digital divide by creating an accessible technological Hub in the heart of our community.
Supporting our Community since 1993
Established in 1993, CEEDS, a non-profit Organization is situated in Rowlagh, North Clondalkin and has provided support services to the community since 1993.
Along with a welfare rights information service, Internet and Email facilities, CV compilation and typing, we offer a range of training options in association with our training partner NCU Training. Courses such as Special Needs assisting, Reception Skills, Customer Service, Bookkeeping, Care for the older person and many other Courses are available. We also offer Computer training from basic to Higher levels. CEEDS is a QQI and ICDL/ECDL accredited Centre. Our modern training rooms are also available for other training and community organizations to avail of.
After nearly 30 years in the community, CEEDS is proud to still work in the heart of North Clondalkin and to continue to provide much needed locally based services to our community and surrounding areas.
CEEDS – Supporting a charitable cause in Ethiopia
Bearing in mind the changes in the IT sector, digital trends and upcoming changes in EU data policy (GDPR) we strived to build a solid, reliable and future proofed Training Centre. We donated our old equipment to Camara, a Global I.T charity donation program. Our PC’s have found their new home in a School in Ethiopia, providing badly needed technical resources to an underprivileged region. As a non-profit Organisation ourselves we were able to avail of subsidised Industry Standard Software through the Irish Charity Enclude and the Microsoft non-profit Software donation program. This process has vastly improved our entire operational I.T Network representing an estimated investment valued at over €100,000 in Hardware and Software infrastructure.
We also created a Public PC and internet access facility with four brand new Computers, replacing our older setup of two machines with limited space/facilities. This facility is equipped with Microsoft Office 2016 Professional Software, allowing customers to create a wide variety of Documents and Projects or to simply browse the Internet at their leisure.
Training and Education Courses
CEEDS has an exceptional range of training options available through our partnership with NCU Training. Most of these Courses are fully QQI accredited and designed to meet current training and employment needs.
> Special Needs Assisting (SNA)
> Training and Development (Train the Trainer)
> Care Skills and Care for the Older Person
> Palliative Care Support and Care Support
> First Aid Responder (PHECC)
> Reception Skills and Customer Service
> Bookkeeping (Manual and Computerized)
> Manual Handling and Safety Awareness
For Further information and updates on our upcoming Courses and training schedule check out our Facebook Page.
Overview of our new Training facilities
Large I.T Training Room
Room for 20 Learners. This is our Brand new modern Training facility and has 20 Student Computers with the following specs; 24 Inch HD Monitors, Windows 10 Professional, Microsoft Office 2016 Professional, Intel Core i3 and i5 7th Generation Processors, Brand new SSD Drive technology, HD Graphics, 8GB+ RAM etc. This Room has a flexible Breakout area with Tables/Chairs where Students can have their Lunch or carry out other Training. There is a Overhead Multimedia Projector with wireless functionality surround sound speaker system, White Screen and also a Networked Printer. For further information on our training room rental service click here.
Large Training Room (Classroom style)
Room for up to 16 Learners. Brand new facility, refurbished in 2020 with new Desks and ergonomically designed Chairs and an Overhead Multimedia Projector with wireless functionality. Fully customizable to Classroom style, U-shaped or other desired specification. For further information on our training room rental service click here.
Covid-19 and going forward
The unprecedented Covid-19 pandemic has caused severe disruptions to our community support services i.e., Training/education provision, local access to internet facilities, ICDL/ECDL testing facility, social welfare/welfare rights information service and jobseeker support services.
In spite of these restrictions, CEEDS was one of the first Community-based Training Centers in the entire region to reopen our doors and recommence Classroom-based training delivery in June 2020. CEEDS was the only such Community-based Centre in the Clondalkin area to deliver any form of in-house, tutor-led training during this period, a remarkable achievement for such small Organization.
CEEDS remains one of a very small number of ICDL/ECDL Examination facilities in the Country continuing to operate this much needed service. As of April 2021, CEEDS is one of only two accredited Test Centers in County Dublin to remain operating, allowing us to continue providing an essential educational service throughout the pandemic.
CEEDS – Supporting our Community since 1993