Young people graduate from Youth Employability Programme with Limerick Youth Service

first_imgRELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleAskeaton’s Aine O’Connor shines at FairyhouseNext articleLimerick’s Junior clubs kick off the new year in style Staff Reporter Graduates with Limerick Youth Service’s Youth Employability Initiative pictured with programme coordinator, Mike MacCarthy (right) at King John’s Castle.THERE were celebrations at King John’s Castle this past week as six young people ages 16 to 18 graduated from a Youth Employability Programme with Limerick Youth Service (LYS). The young people, from the King’s Island area of Limerick City, participated in the six-month programme which strengthened their employability prospects through a workshops, guest speakers and employment experience. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “The programme focused on developing their soft skills such as communications, confidence, planning, problem-solving, relationships, creativity, imagination, resilience, determination and emotional intelligence,” explained Mike MacCarthy, LYS. ‘The programme also had workshops that focused on searching for your ideal job, writing a CV and preparing for a job interview,’ said Mike adding ‘even creating a CV has been a useful tool in getting them moving in the right direction.’Courtney Mason with Dee Barry, St. Mary’s Community Cafe at King John’s CastleWork experience was a key feature of the programme as the young people took part in employment placement with local organisations and businesses including the St. Mary’s Community Café. “The young people commented that they did not see a future for themselves in the world of work, but this programme has given them the boost in self-esteem they really needed to make positive decisions in their lives,” said Mike. Mr MacCarthy congratulated the young people on completing the programme and also thanked the staff at LYS’ Nicholas St Youth Space and the local employers for supporting the initiative. LYS’ Youth Employability initiative was partly based on Youth Work Ireland’s Work to Learn Programme and was supported by the Limerick & Clare Education & Training Board and the Dormant Accounts Funds. A member of Youth Work Ireland, LYS remains committed to connecting with young people and supporting them to reach their full potential. TAGSeducationLimerick City and CountyLimerick Youth ServiceNews Facebook WhatsApp Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Limerick on Covid watch list Limerick Youth Service Calling for Additional Investment in Youth Work Sector Printcenter_img Advertisement Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Email Linkedin TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! NewsCommunityEducationYoung people graduate from Youth Employability Programme with Limerick Youth ServiceBy Staff Reporter – January 6, 2020 534 Limerick social entrepreneurs honoured for their work in response to covid-19 Twitterlast_img

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