Community Employment (CE) Scheme
LYCS provides work-based training places for thirty six long-term unemployed people (age 25+). Twenty-seven of these places are based in LYCS and the 9 are based in local community organisations. The CE programme aims to meet the needs of individual participants on their journey from unemployment to employment. Through the provision of basic and softer skills training, and specific educational programmes, individuals enhance their self-confidence and employability.
To provide a structured training and employment programme for adults who are long term unemployed.
To support participants in their transition from unemployment to work.
To work with participants on an individual basis in an effort to meet their development needs and develop a training plan.
To engage with sponsors and employers in the local area in order to provide meaningful and worthwhile work with a view to further training and progression.
Places and Participation
41 people participated in CE throughout 2016 in the following organisations.
Work of the Scheme:
Recruit CE Workers for local projects, with the aim of targeting those individuals who will most benefit from being on a CE Scheme
Providing funding to support staff in terms of wages, training, and materials
Ensuring that participants are supported in their work, training and progression plans
Providing information to participants on a range of rights and entitlements
Ensuring that the Individual Learning Plan for each participant is implemented
Providing one to one support in job seeking skills, C.V Preparation, Interview Skills, and job exploration
Supporting individuals to make the transition from unemployment to employment
Following up with participants who have left CE in the last six months to provide them with ongoing support to help them find employment or further training opportunities
Progression on Community Employment in 2016:
13 participants left CE in 2016, 54% progressed onto employment/education
Community Employment Training:
LYCS offers participants a variety of both certified and uncertified training options in line with participants development needs. In 2016, 20 participants took part in certified training, and 11 participants took part in uncertified training
Accredited Training (Minor Awards)
Major Awards Achieved 2016
Three participants received QQI Major Awards in 2016