YOUTH EMPLOYMENT PROGRAMME (YEP)

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Address:
North Connaught Youth & Community Servcies, Rockwood Parade, Sligo, Ireland
North Connaught Youth & Community Services, Rockwood Parade, Sligo, Ireland
General Details
Contact position: Co-Ordinator
Service / Organisation: North Connaught Youth & Community Services
0858041020
Description of main activities / services for children and families:

Career Guidance Services delivered through one to one consultation and engagement process with young people.

Description:

This is a Youth Employment Initiative 2016 supported by Dormant Accounts and Department of Children and Youth Affairs.  The aim of this programme is to provide a career guidance service which is youth friendly, client-centred and tailored to the needs and circumstances of the individual to young people aged 15-25 years.  

  • to address youth unemployment, social exclusion and social isolation
  • develop employment seeking skills such as curriculum vitae writing and interview skills
  • identify personal qualities, interests, aptitudes and abilities
  • link personal skills and qualifications to job opportunities and specifications
  • address barriers that prevent progression in career path

This programme will seek to complement and add to the existing services in County Sligo, Leitrim and Mayo and work closely with Sligo Leitrim May ETB.

Service Areas
Service Areas:
  • Sligo town and environs
  • Sligo - north
  • Sligo - south, east and west
  • Leitrim - Carrick-on-Shannon and environs
  • Leitrim - south
  • Leitrim - north

The programme will be delivered NCYCS SPY Projects in Leitrim and North Mayo (Ballina Town),  NCYCS Garda Diversion Projects located in Sligo, Ballina and Castlebar, Co. Mayo,  NCYCS IFI Project (Leitrim), Sligo Youthreach and Sligo Community Training Centre.

Where service is provided
Where service is provided:
  • Service provided at various locations throughout the area covered

Counties Sligo, Leitrim and Mayo

Cost of service to user
Cost of service to user:
  • Free

none

How to access the service
How to access the service (referral pathways) :
  • People can self-refer / access the service directly (without the need for a referral)
  • Through other statutory services
  • Through other community / voluntary service
Parental permission needed
Do young people need parental permission to use your service? :
  • Under-18s need parental permission
  • Under-16s need parental permission
Age-range catered for
Age-range catered for:
  • Post-primary school age (13-18 years approx.)
  • Young adults (18-24 years)

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