IT and Business Skills for the Construction industry




Oct 05,12,19,26, Nov 02 & 09th




Six evenings


Start & Finish Time:


7 pm -9.30 pm




McGrath Construction Consultants




Places are available




First Floor Computer Room,
Enniscorthy Enterprise & Technology Centre, Milehouse Road Enniscorthy




€250 per person if you are a member of Wexford, Enniscorthy, New Ross or Gorey Chamber a 10% discount applies.


To book this course please contact Emma Larkin at   or by phone on 053 91 22226



This course is specifically for those in the building trade who wish to improve their basic IT, costing and business skills. It is suitable for example for small to medium sized building companies who wish to get to grips with these topics.

Who should attend this course?

Those who wish to gain a better understanding of the topics listed below.

Course Content:

Week 1  Oct 5th                                                                Computer Basics                                                

  • Startup, Operating systems intro,
  • Connecting to the internet,
  • Creating and organising folders.
  • Using menus; Types of menus
  • Windows: creating and using extra desktops in windows 10
  • Questions & Answers.

Week 2  Oct 12th                                           Getting the most from email                        

  • Online Clients: Gmail, Outlook online,
  • Client on desktop; Mozilla to use with Firefox browser
  • using Gmail
  • Receiving Gmail on your desktop
  • Information needed POP and SMTP settings
  • Username and password
  • Questions & Answers.

Week 3    Oct 19th             Excel: Using Excel in the Construction Industry                 

  • Overview
  • Menus -Ribbon bars 
  • Worksheets : Using Worksheets , naming, deleting, opying
  • Copying between workbooks
  • Useful formulas in Excel , Sum, Multiplication, % margins
  • Questions & Answers.

Week 4   Oct 26th              Business & Costing Skills for the construction Industry

  • What is your service? Know your service
  • Who are your clients. Know your clients
  • Automating pricing for estimates
  • Analysing ongoing costs
  • Questions & Answers.

Week 5    Nov 2nd            Business /Costing skills  for construction Industry Part 2                              

  • Costing; Working out cost of labour.
  • Costing overheads and expenses
  • Estimating hours to complete the job
  • Setting profit margin
  • Tracking Invoices
  • Questions & Answers.

Week 6  Nov 9th              Google Drive                                                                                    

  • Setting up
  • Storing files from desktop into Goggle Drive
  • Using Google drive online
  • Using a synch folder on your PC
  • Using Google Calendar and Google Keep
  • Questions & Answers. Feedback

                                Social Media                                                                                      

  • Social Media – How can I use it to develop business?
  • Using a Facebook Business Page to display your contact details
  • Promoting your services
  • Tips and resources for further study and improvement
  • Questions & Answers. Feedback


Trainer: McGrath Construction
Enniscorthy Enterprise & Technology Centre,
Milehouse Road,


For further details and booking contact: Wexford Chamber Skillnet

Telephone: (053) 912 2226 Email:


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