ALDERMAN Stephen Moutray visited SRC’s ‘Employ Me’ programme in the Lurgan Campus to see how the programme is getting people ready for work.
‘Employ Me’ is a funded programme providing pathways into work by offering employability and vocational skills to unemployed and economically inactive people of all ages.
The programme helps local people gain employment in local industry including Retail, Finance, IT, Construction, Hospitality and Engineering.
The programme has engaged with over 280 people, across SRC campuses, and provides people with a number of valuable, work-oriented qualifications across the six industry sectors.
Participants attend on a part-time basis over a 25-week period.
David Vint, Assistant Director of Community and Schools Partnership at SRC, said of the programme: “It is great having a genuine positive influence to be actively promoting programmes within our region which tackle unemployment.
“This programme provides opportunities to encourage the economically inactive and long-term unemployed back into the work place Guy, help participants gain skills and confidence that may lead to future education or employment.”
An industry placement is incorporated within the programme to allow students to put into practice the knowledge learnt through the programme.
If you would like the opportunity to avail of a placement student within your organisation please contact the Employ Me team on 3751 2825 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are currently unemployed and would like to find out more, please contact the team.