Jobseekers are invited to see an overview of the services offered by the Department of Social Protection at an upcoming event in Carraroe.
The Department of Social Protection’s Employment Services actively assists with the integration of jobseekers into the open labour market and provides advice on a range of supportive measures that facilitate entry into employment across all occupational and sectoral divisions.
The department provides guidance to jobseekers on a range of education and training initiatives, helping them explore full and part-time education and training options and supporting them to upskill and reskill.
The Department of Education and Skills recently launched the Momentum Skills initiative, which incorporates industry certified training and is targeted at sectors of employment where skills shortages have been identified and where job vacancies exist.
The Department of Social Protection is currently assisting in the identification of eligible jobseekers to participate on these programmes.
Momentum programmes are being delivered under four sectoral categories including the Graduate Activation Programme, ICT sector, Distribution and Logistics and Healthcare and Social Services.
Momentum programmes are available for jobseekers who have been out of the workforce and signing on the live register for a year or more.
The Department also provides information on JobBridge, the National Internship Scheme, an initiative that provides up to nine months in-company work placement with a real opportunity for jobseekers to become actively engaged in the workforce.
Details of second and third level training programmes can be accessed at www.qualifax.ie and www.springboardcourses.ie. Details on Momentum Skills programmes can be accessed at www.momentumskills.ie, Internship at www.jobbridge.ie and Employer Assistive Measures at www.welfare.ie.
The programmes will be outlined at the Information Day at Óstan an Cheathrú Rua between 10am and 4pm on Thursday 28 February.