Community Employment (CE) is an employment and training programme which helps long-term unemployed people to re-enter the active workforce by breaking their experience of unemployment through a return to work routine. The programme assists them to enhance and develop both their technical and personal skills which can then be used in the workplace.
The CE programme is sponsored by groups wishing to benefit the local community, namely voluntary organisations and public bodies involved in not-for-profit activities.
FÁS gives financial support in the form of Allowances and Funding to assist with the Community Employment programme, for example participant wages, supervisor grants, materials grants, and specific skills training grants.
Sligo Social Service Council Ltd currently sponsors a large Community Employment Project, which employs two Supervisors who oversee the work of up to 31 participants.
Community Employment Project participants are employed within Sligo Social Services and a number are placed with other community groups.
Training is provided for the participants employed on the project. It is hoped that through work experience and training, participants will return to employment, start their own business or progress into further education.
If you are interested in learning more about the Community Scheme or want to find out if you are eligible to participate you can contact FÁS at;
Work Fax: 071 9169506
Or visit the FÁS website at www.fas.ie
Vacancies on the Sligo Social Service sponsored project are advertised in the local FÁS office, on the FÁS website and in local newspapers.