ECR Ireland, in conjunction with the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton TD, has unveiled 'Feeding Ireland's Future 2016' to the public. The initiative, which is supported by the Irish food and grocery industry, was set up to help support young people who are unemployed.
The programme is now in its third year and will continue to seek help from companies within the food and grocery industry throughout Ireland to provide free pre-employment skills for people under the age of 24.
A designated skills training week, 'Skills For Work Week', will take place from February 29 to March 4. During this week, companies will provide a range of activities including on-site skills workshops and site visits, all free of charge.
During Skills for Work Week, companies will provide a range of initiatives including free on-site skills workshops and site visits for young people at locations across Ireland. The focus will be on developing pre-employment skills and will include advice on CV writing, interview training and behind the scenes tours of factories, depots and offices. Last year, 27 companies took part in the programme.
A new feature of the initiative this year will be the inclusion of twelve Youthreach centres across Ireland. Company representatives will host seminars with groups of 30 young people in each Youthreach centre, giving advice and interactive learning sessions about CV skills, interview techniques, skills training and personal development to the young students.
Declan Carolan, General Manager, ECR Ireland said; “Feeding Ireland’s Future is a great example of how the food and grocery industry can collaborate to further the skills of young job seekers in Ireland and better prepare them in their quest for work. Today’s young people are tomorrow’s workforce so investing in, and inspiring, our young people is critical for our sustained business success.
"We are looking to build on the success of the last two years of the initiative and I am strongly encouraging as many companies as possible to sign up for the 2016 programme” he concluded.
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