Causeway Chronicle

Work Ready Programme aims to help 60 people find employment

Gabrielle Quinn, Northern Regional College; Marc McGerty, Causeway Coast and Glens Labour Market Partnership (LMP) manager; Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens, Councillor Steven Callaghan, Colin Mullan, LMP and Catriona Sweeney, North West Regional College.

Causeway Coast and Glens Labour Market Partnership has announced a fantastic new programme designed to help 60 people from across the borough find employment.

The Work Ready scheme is funded by the Department for Communities through their Labour Market Partnership (LMP) initiative, and will be delivered by both North West Regional College and Northern Regional College.

Welcoming the new programme, Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens, Councillor Steven Callaghan said: “I am delighted that this new initiative from the Labour Market Partnership is now available for residents of our borough.

“The support it offers will make a real difference to those who take part by providing tailored training, and support in areas such as CV writing, interview skills and personal development.

“In addition, it will also provide support for participants to find jobs with local employers and I would encourage anyone interested to find out more about the programme.”

Marc McGerty, Causeway Coast and Glens LMP manager said: “The Work Ready programme will equip participants with the skills, tools, and crucially the confidence they need to get ready for work.

“The programme aims to help 60 people who are not in employment from across the borough to find employment that is right for them.”

Catriona Sweeney, Curriculum Manager at North West Regional College, added: “Working in collaboration with Northern Regional College, we will offer CV support, job application workshops, and we will liaise with employers to offer work taster opportunities and provide participants with crucial support to build their confidence, gain new skills and overcome any barriers they face to the workplace.

“Staff from both colleges will support and empower learners who take part in this programme to realise their full potential.”

The Work Ready programme will run until 31 March, 2024.

For more information on this new programme, please email LMP@causewaycoastandglens.gov.uk or visit https://www.causewaycoastandglens.gov.uk/LMP

Mayor Cllr Steven Callaghan, pictured at the launch along with Gabrille Quinn (NRC), Mark McGerity, (Labour Maketing Partnership Manager), Colm, Mullan (Development Officer) and Catriona Sweeney, (NWRC).

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Maurice Bradley