Skills North West

Skills North West



Skills North West is a follow-on project from the hugely successful NIESF Skills2020 and Derry2020. 

This community action employability/training project will reach participants most removed from the labour market, traditionally excluded and isolated and caught in a historic cycle of worklessness/poverty.

Target groups will include;

  • Long Term Unemployed (LTU)/ Unemployed
  • Economically Inactive(EI)
  • Ex-offenders, and most deprived/removed from the labour market
  • Traditional/cultural worklessness
  • Most socially excluded/at risk of social exclusion
  • With low/no qualifications
  • Lone parents

Project activities;

  • SkillsNW will provide specific support/development activities including
  • Initial needs assessment/agreed training plan
  • Continuous intensive one-to-one mentoring
  • Personal/Social Development Programmes
  • Engagement/guidance/job coaching
  • Sector specific training/work-based employability skills
  • Career planning
  • FE/HE progression
  • Supported volunteer/work placementS
  • Pre-employment programmes with guaranteed interviews • Accredited/vocational training
  • Annual jobs/careers fairs in local DEA’s

To enhance employability outcomes for individual participants SkillsNW will

  • Provide tailored/holistic approach to meet complex needs of participants utilising existing community links/services(signposting)
  • Offer one or more training course and wider employability soft skills
  • Track participants from initial assessment to completion
  • Follow up tracking monthly and 6 months post completion.

For more information contact Employment and Mentoring Officers

Patti O Hagan       02871 269327

Bronagh O'Sullivan       02871 269327