We are making a big push this year to give opportunities to people who have been out of work for some time. Another 10,000 places on employment programmes are being added in 2013. In total, this year 20,000 people will have a chance to participate in JobBridge,
Springboard and the new Momentum programme – all mix training with practical work experience aimed at sectors with job vacancies.
● Momentum is a new programme. There are 6,500 places in
programmes involving certified classroom training and work
experience with a company for people who have been on the live
register for 12 months or getting credits. There are 71 different
offers in Dublin alone – mostly 20- to 40-week programmes.
Visit www.momentumskills.ie or call 8167400 (Baldoyle Training
Centre) or 8671177 (Northside Civic Centre) for more information.
● JobBridge offers an internship of 6-9 months to persons who
have been signing on as available to work and getting a payment
or credits for at least 3 months. Time on completed programmes in
FÁS training, back to education or a community scheme will count
towards eligibility. Participants will receive €50/week on top of
their welfare. See www.jobbridge.ie.
● Springboard offers part-time courses to those signing on. See