Welfare to Work
Welfare to Work
During this difficult recessionary period , our work here in SWWCDP will aim to focus more on supporting people in this community who have recently become unemployed or been made redundant. We are reorganizing the delivery of our community education courses in order to address the needs of those with low or no qualifications, aiming to support low skill workers to consider retraining and encourage people to improve their reading, writing, spelling and maths skills so they can diversify in work if necessary.
Internet Access is now free for jobseekers and you can also browse the job sections of the local papers on our employment Notice Board and access the most up to date welfare and employment information in the Centre.
We also provide supports with one-to-one CV design. Anyone interested can contact Reception on 051-389418 or email Reception@swwcdp.com for more information.
SWWCDG works in conjunction with such programmes as The Department of Social Protection (DSP) to deliver our very valuable Community Employment Scheme ( C.E.) and the TUS programme with Wexford Local Development (WLD) . The C.E. scheme provides a very necessary staff resource with participants working in a number of areas within the centre such as Childcare, Reception, building maintenance and the Fusion Youth Café ad participants are afforded opportunities to gain formal training qualifications in their chosen area. The TUS scheme, also offers participants an opportunity to obtain on the job work experience. We are delighted to say that we have a very high success rate of people obtaining permanent and part-time employment from these schemes.
- The handover of 4 places from the SWWCDG scheme to Hook Rural Tourism took place on 22nd January 2014 .
- Recruitment for CE places @ SWWCDG is through jobs Ireland website and is an ongoing process. A lot of time and effort has gone into advertising and promoting vacancies in 2014. Filling childcare vacancies remains a challenge into 2015
- 2014-2015 scheme commenced 11th October 2014 with approval for 24 participants.
- DSP require 3 year application process for 2015/2016 scheme (with contracts issued on an annual basis)
- Recording , Monitoring and auditing of all Training on ILP system has become a greater focus of the scheme alongside an emphasis on developing good working links with local employers.
- CE staff undertook 22 training courses with numerous and varied Fetac level 3-6 modules with one staff member undergoing a Hetac level 8 (BA) in Early Childhood Education and Care
- 2 SWWCDG CE staff is participating in a PILOT CE staff only BTEI Business and Administration course since 12th September 2014.
- 8 participants progressed into Employment in 2014