Community Partners

We have put together a list of community support organisations and training suggestions and programs to help you in developing your skills.  It is not exhaustive and so if you can think of an organisation which we have missed and should be included please let us know by emailing: ei.no1713868988citua1713868988@ofni1713868988

Job support & opportunities outside of auticon

Ahead’s Willing Able Mentoring Programme (WAM)

The WAM Programme offers graduates with disabilities the chance to undertake a minimum 6 month, paid, mentored work placements with high profile Irish employers.

https://www.ahead.ie/wamgraduates

ASD Ireland

ASD Ireland provides socially inclusive activities for autistic people and their families, including a supported employment programme.

https://www.asdireland.ie/

AsIAm 

AsIAm was founded by Adam Harris, CEO, based on his own experiences growing up as a young autistic person in Ireland.  AsIAm’s purpose is to advocate for an inclusive society for autistic people that is accessible, accepting and affirming, and their offering includes employment support as part of their adult support and wellbeing programme.

https://asiam.ie/autistic-adult_support-and_wellbeing_programme/

Autism Initiatives

Autism Initiatives operate in a variety of locations throughout the UK and Ireland and offer a wide range of support for autistic people, including work placements.

https://www.autisminitiatives.org 

Enna

Enna offers a range of free support services, including a jobs board, aimed at neurodivergent job-seekers in the UK, Ireland and beyond.

https://enna.org/neurodivergent-job-seekers-2/

 

Help getting a diagnosis

AsIAm

AsIAm has lots of advice and resources regarding adult diagnosis in Ireland.

https://asiam.ie/adult-autism-diagnosis/

 

Technical Training Resources

Code Academy 

Code Academy makes learning to code fun and rewarding by doing exercises including building real websites. They have dedicated, active forums for each class and offer plenty of help along the way.  

www.codeacademy.com 

Code Institute

Code Institute offers various courses in tech, and funding may be available for learners in the UK and Ireland.

https://codeinstitute.net/full-stack-software-development-diploma/?nab=0

Free Code Camp  

Free Code Camp offers a plethora of coding lessons along with opportunities for applying those lessons in the real world. Hundreds of hours of coding lessons. Integrates with GitHub and connects users to non-profit groups in need of coding volunteers.  

www.freecodecamp.com 

QA  

QA is an Apprenticeship provider that provide tech apprenticeship programmes within various IT strands. These programmes result in qualifications that are valued in the tech sector, as well as relevant work experience. Their apprentices benefit from in-house instructors and coaching teams. 

https://www.qa.com/apprenticeships/ 

Specific Training Resources (Certifications / Accreditations)

Python: 

PCAP  

(Certified Associate in Python Programming) from Python Institute. 

https://pythoninstitute.org/pcap 

 

Cloud: 

AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner (Amazon) 

https://aws.amazon.com/certification/certified-cloud-practitioner/ 

AWS Certified Solutions Architect (Amazon) 

https://aws.amazon.com/certification/certified-solutions-architect-associate/ 

 

Cloud Digital Leader (Google) 

https://cloud.google.com/certification/cloud-digital-leader 

 

Associate Cloud Engineer (Google) 

https://cloud.google.com/certification/cloud-engineer 

 

Azure Fundamentals (Microsoft) 

https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/certifications/azure-fundamentals/ 

 

Azure Data Scientist (Microsoft) 

https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/certifications/azure-data-scientist/ 

 

Data Science: 

Power BI Data Analyst Associate (Microsoft) 

https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/certifications/power-bi-data-analyst-associate/ 

 

Power Platform Developer Associate (Microsoft) 

https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/certifications/power-platform-developer-associate/ 

 

Tableau Certified Data Analyst (Tableau) 

https://www.tableau.com/learn/certification/certified-data-analyst 

 

Tableau Desktop I: Fundamentals (Tableau) 

https://trailheadacademy.salesforce.com/more-classes?skillLevel=sf.sl13&course=desktop_i_fundamentals_virtual 

 

Cybersecurity 

CompTIA Security+ (Comp TIA) 

https://www.comptia.org/certifications/security 

CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) (Comp TIA) 

https://www.comptia.org/certifications/cybersecurity-analyst 

CompTIA PenTest+ (Comp TIA) 

https://www.comptia.org/certifications/pentest 

Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) (Cisco) 

https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/training-events/training-certifications/certifications/associate/ccna.html#~stay-connected 

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