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Feeding Ireland’s future, launched by Tánaiste

The Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton TD, today launched 'Feeding Ireland’s Future 2015'. This is the second year for the initiative by the Irish Food and grocery industry to help support unemployed young people, in collaboration with Efficient Consumer Response Ireland (ECR).

The programme will involve the food and grocery industry, one of the country’s largest private sector employers, providing pre-employment skills for young people through the 'Skills for Work Week', a designated training week in March 2015. The initiative is part of the wider Skills week from the March 2 - 6 next year.

Companies involved will provide free on site skills workshops, with the focus on developing pre-employment skills such as interview training and CV writing. Some of the companies signed up to Feeding Ireland’s Future include BWG Foods, Keelings, Maxol Group, Musgrave, Nestle, Tesco and Unilever.

Declan Carolan, General Manager of 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 […]. Our industry needs to collectively step up and help inspire young people and I believe Feeding Ireland’s Future can play a significant role in this ideal”.

© 2014 - Checkout Magazine by Robert Moloney.

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