‘Skills for Work Week’, part of the Feeding Ireland’s Future initiative commenced today, with more than 1,500 young people getting help to get back into employment from 29 participating companies, including Musgrave, Tesco, Nestlé and Kerry Foods.
Feeding Ireland’s Future was launched in January by Joan Burton, TD, Minister for Social Protection, with its Skills for Work initiative promoted by ECR Ireland. Young people involved will benefit from skills workshops, CV advice, interview training and site tours, among other activities.
The Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton TD said: “The skills mix of young people seeking jobs is vast. We have young people with significant qualifications but who lack work experience and others who may have left school early with few qualifications but who possess the aptitude to be of immense benefit to any employer.“Their needs are very different and we have to provide for this diversity of needs. This initiative is a key component in meeting those needs.”
Declan Carolan, General Manager, ECR Ireland, added; “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.”
Skills for Work Week runs until Friday 7 March.
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