The Work Winner programme is an evidence based youth unemployment initiative to be run in North Tipperary. It operates from a youth work model of practice. It was initially designed and developed from a pilot project that focused on young people living in Tipperary town. The primary goal of the programme is to engage young people (18-25 year olds), both males and female, and in particular, those who are long-term unemployed. The aim is simple: support them to become job ready and join the labour market. This is achieved through providing participants with opportunities to build skills, develop confidence, gain training, and partake in relevant work experience.
What are its key objectives?
Provides a 6-month Youth Employment Programme for long term unemployed young people in South Tipperary who have a very low skill base, and who do not at present have the capacity to enter the jobs market.
To combine basic skills development, the essential skills needed to secure employment , with specific skills depending on capacity and the interest of a young person, and requirements of employers The work placement will reflect both the interest and capacity of the young person and the jobs market in Tipperary
To deliver a highly effective 26-week training/ placement programme, which utilizes participants own interests and skills. As a practical-based programme, WW incorporates one-to-one mentoring that supports an outcome-focused programme, making a real difference in the local business community.
To create a partnership between local agencies that can become a model for operating in a cost effective, efficient and needs based way. This involves working with the support of agencies in the area, including DSP, the Development Companies, the ETB and local community and voluntary groups.
Equips young people with certified training, a career roadmap and a large amount of work experience.