Going Places

Going Places

Dungannon, Enniskillen and Omagh

The aim of the project is to better equip residents from Neighbourhood Renewal Area’s (NRA) to seek and secure education, training or employment, through South West College. On courses that are level 2 and above. Which lead to the achievement of nationally recognised qualifications, enhanced practical skills, employability and personal development.

What will I be doing? 

Each participant has the one to one support of a mentor and they can enrol in any course within the college provision.

Why should I do it?

  • One to one mentoring support – dealing with barriers / issues etc
  • Support with Application forms
  • Support with Finance forms
  • Support with Coursework
  • Support with Childcare
  • Support with TransportSupport with Job search's
  • Support with CV building and form completion
  • Support with Interview preparation
  • Support with Placement opportunities
  • Support when in early – first year stages of employment
  • Gain nationally recognised qualifications and transferable skills
  • You enhance your self-esteem, confidence and soft skills

Contact:

Gavin Connollly - gavin.connolly@swc.ac.uk

Strabane Programme

The Going Places Programme is available to anyone between the ages of 16-65 years old, who are unemployed, socially inactive and not in training or education and who live within the Neighbourhood Renewal Areas in Strabane. These include, Ballycolman Estate, Lisnafin Park, Carlton Drive, Fountain Street, Drumallagh Estate, Springhill Park and Town Center.

What will I be doing? 

The Going Places Programme is an employability programme run by the South West College in Strabane. Participants from local Neighbourhood Renewal Areas will get the opportunity to gain a range of qualifications, including Level 1 Health and Social Care, Level 1 Customer Service, Level 1 Employability, L3 First Aid and Manual Handling Training. In addition, participants were given the opportunity to gain their driving licence, receiving 28 funded driving lessons, funded theory test & practical test. 

The Going Places programme also offers support for Job Search, CV building and Interview Techniques. There is a focus on building confidence & self-esteem through employability classes and a dedicated Mentor is available throughout for support. There are also opportunities to undertake a work placement to gain valuable work experience

Why should I do it? 

The Going Places Programme offers one to one guidance and Mentor Support, enhancing participant’s confidence and motivation by meeting new friends, attending scheduled classes. Participants will engage in a tailored programme, leading to achievement of accredited qualifications; C&G L1 Customer Service or L1 Health and Social Care 

Participants will also engage in job clubs, CV building, interview skills, employer led workshops, support applying for Full-Time and Part-Time employment, Participants will have access to career advice and guidance.

The Going Places Programme will provide participants with the employability skills and confidence required to progress in the World of work.