A new programme aimed at young people who have left education and are unemployed is calling on Inishowen youths to sign up and give them a chance to further themselves and employment.
CHANCE is a targeted youth development programme that will provide personal one-to-one support for young people from Inishowen and surrounding areas, who are currently not in employment, education or training, and want to explore different options that might be open to them in life.
The CHANCE project is funded by the International Fund for Ireland and co-ordinated locally through Inishowen Development Partnership in Buncrana.
IDP’s CHANCE co-ordinator Eileen Hegarty said they are targeting young people who didn’t progress with formal education and who are unsure of what to do next.
“We are hoping to attract young people who are living across Inishowen and surrounding areas but who are at a bit of a standstill,” she said.
“The CHANCE project literally gives motivated young people the chance to get back into education or training – it gives them a more practical plan that is personal to them and plays to their individual strengths.”
As part of the programme, participants will have the opportunity to take part in various courses such as, childcare, first aid, health and safety, internet safety, IT, Sláintecare programmes and much more.
There will also be opportunities for the participants to improve their CV development, do work experience, improve on interview skills, receive career guidance/supports and much more.
The project includes a wide range of personal advice, mentoring, training, work-experience, team building, personal development activities and other supports that are designed to meet each person’s individual needs.
Candidates must be aged between 16 and 25 years of age and not in full time education or training.
To find out further information about the CHANCE project, please contact Eileen Hegarty at Inishowen Development Partnership’s offices in Buncrana by phoning 07493 62218 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.