Calling all women who wish to return to the workforce

We are happy to announce that NEWkd has been successful in accessing funding under the Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning (P.E.I.L). This is a European Social Fund (ESF) initiative.
NEWkd are rolling out the programme over the next 3 years in North East and West Kerry, which will be aimed pacifically at women.
The project will enable 144 women to become active in the labour market.
It will do this through training which will enable women to identify their current skills levels and offer alternative routes into employment. It will be based on valuing the skills women already possess which is a primary motivator for those who have been absent from the labour market for some time.
The programme will be particularly helpful as women who are not on a DSP payment are excluded from a variety of services including, courses, schemes, and enterprise supports which inhibits their progression and financial autonomy.

This project will seek to attract women who are currently outside the labour market. It will do this by linking with existing women’s groups and Family Resource Centres. It will host information sessions, workshops and other events and use the local media; Kerry Radio, the press and existing services, to publicise the project. The programme will ensure participants are registered with the Jobs club and local employment services.

We will be offering skills based training such as retail sales, health care work and general office skills (FETAC accredited). The courses have a compulsory work experience component. Personal development opportunities along with the supports of Kerry Education and Training Board career guidance will enable the women to think about strategies to develop new skills which will ultimately lead them to securing employment. We will be offering computer skills to all women. The process will involve women developing individual action plans, which will identify their current skills base and reveal what difficulties they have/are having in relation to accessing training and employment.

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Contact Deirdre Kearin

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Tel : 066-7180190

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