About us

Welcome to the Centre of Digital Excellence

CEEDS Clondalkin - About Us

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.

CEEDS Training Clondalkin
CEEDS – Serving Clondalkin and surrounding communities for over 25 years

Supporting our Community since 1993

CEEDS was delighted to announce the opening of our new, modernised IT training rooms and brand new Public Internet facilities on Monday 25th June 2018.  With the help of generous grants from Google Ireland and The Holiday Home Project we have revamped our IT training equipment and rooms.

Established in 1993, CEEDS, a voluntary organisation, is situated in Aras Rualach, 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 including bookkeeping, payroll, security and computer training from basic to Higher levels.  We are QQI and ECDL accredited.   Rooms are available for other training and community organisations to avail of.

Our Centre is open from 9 am to 5.30 pm Monday to Thursday and until 4.00 pm on Friday.  

After 25 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.

With the rapid advances in technology our Computers Systems and IT infrastructure gradually became outdated and less compatible with the latest Training programs. In 2017 we received a Grant from Google Ireland and the Holiday Home Fund. This provided us with a valuable opportunity to redevelop and modernise our Training facilities. With careful research, planning and numerous visits to other Educational facilities we were able to design and implement a Project to redevelop our Training Centre. The aim of the Project was to provide the community with a Centre of Digital Excellence, with fast Internet facilities and the technology to continue to provide quality training for years to come.

CEEDS Training Launch Event
Maria Flynn, CEEDS CCU Chairperson, Grace Wills, CEEDS CE Supervisor, Eddie Costello CEEDS Training Project Manager with Stephanie Lavelle, Google at the Grand launch of our new I.T Facility

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.

Training Courses Dublin
Training Delivery and Evaluation Group October 2019

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 7th Generation Processors, 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 Covid-19 Pandemic has rocked the world to it’s core and changed how we live our lives forever. Like other organisations CEEDS had to close it’s doors in March 2020 and could not offer public services. As a community resource centre, we wanted to be able to support you all at such a difficult time. However, we have been working away and staff were working from home to ensure the centre would reopen and resume services as quickly as possible. We have also been making our facilities safer for staff and for you. Space, safety and accessibility will be critical starting points in the redevelopment of all new classroom training initiatives in the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic. CEEDS has a massive advantage over many other Training venues – Our I.T Training Lab is a huge, accessible, flexible, and well-ventilated learning space and is one of the most modern facilities in the entire West Dublin region. All surfaces and furniture within our Centre and training rooms are brand new and can be easily cleaned/sanitized. Our chairs are vinyl upholstered enabling them to be easily and frequently sterilized. CEEDS strives to set a benchmark for impeccable safety standards in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

CEEDS – Supporting our Community since 1993