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Re-Integration of the Socially Excluded

The measures under this sub-programme are designed to assist the socially excluded to participate in the workforce.

Counselling, Guidance and Placement Services
The objective of this scheme is to assist the operation of employment and training measures by providing advice and information exchange between all parties involved in the job market. FÁS uses its local offices to provide a linkage between those seeking jobs and those employers with vacancies. A free matching service is provided to supply the employer with the personnel they require.

For further details please contact:
Local FÁS Office.

Community Employment
The objective of this scheme is to provide temporary employment and individual training for long-term unemployed and socially excluded.

Funding is provided by FÁS in respect of Community Employment projects which may be sponsored by public bodies or voluntary organisations. Projects must respond to an identifiable community need and there must be some development accruing to the participant from the work.

For further details please contact:
Local FÁS Office.

Community Training
The objective of this scheme is to provide "on the job" training and experience for unemployed persons on community employment opportunities linked to local economic development and community needs.

Local community opportunities, identified by community groups, provide the basis for on the job training for the unemployed. FÁS in conjunction with the social partners will appraise the projects and where applicable FÁS will design and implement purpose-designed training modules around the projects geared towards improving the skills of the participants.

For further details please contact:
Local FÁS Office.

Vocational Training Opportunity Scheme (VTOS)
The objective of this scheme is to provide training to alleviate the particular difficulties encountered by the long-term unemployed and by providing them with skills and qualifications which improve their prospects of finding employment.

Centres operating under the aegis of statutory Vocational Educational Committees (VE.C.s) and funded by the Department of Education, Science and Technology, operate programmes which on completion will provide certification which the participant may use to increase his/her employment prospects. Participants receive an allowance equal to the amount they would have received as social welfare recipients.

For further details please contact:
Relevant VE.C. or Department of Education, Science and Technology.

Training for Ex-Offenders
The objective of this scheme is to provide training which will facilitate the re-entry of ex-offenders to the labour market.

The courses operate in a special training unit provided by the Department of Justice. Training is provided in various skill areas and each participant receives training in new technology. Courses operate for forty hours per week and last, on average, twenty weeks.

For further details please contact:
Department of Justice, Equity and Law Reform,
72-76 St. Stephen's Green,
Dublin 2.

Tel: 602 8202

Occupational Integration of People with Disabilities
The objective of this measure is to improve the skills levels of people with disabilities to meet their vocational aspirations and to prepare them for the needs of the employment market. Training for people with disabilities is co-ordinated by the National Rehabilitation Board under the aegis of the Department of Health. Training requirements will be assessed by the National Rehabilitation Board and provided by a range of training agencies as appropriate.

For further details please contact:
National Rehabilitation Board,
25 Clyde Road,
Dublin 4.

Tel: 608 0400

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