Supporting young people to get work in Thurles

If you are under 25 years old and unemployed, why not contact Tipperary Regional Youth Service (TRYS) for support in getting a job?

If you are under 25 years old and unemployed, why not contact Tipperary Regional Youth Service (TRYS) for support in getting a job?

Thurles is the only town in Ireland which has had a Department of Social Protection (DSP) supported pilot scheme dedicated to reaching out to young our young adults to get jobs locally.

On foot of the success of the programme last year, the scheme has been granted again for 2015. Some readers may remember one of our participants Sinead Slattery’s article almost a year ago. Sinead was 1 of the first 24 participants to begin on the new innovative programme called the 20:20 Activation Programme, housed in TRYS. This programme was in partnership with the DSP and the local Education Trust Board (ETB) – Coláiste Éile. Sinead began her work placement with the Tipperary Star in December 2013 and due to her hard work and effort Sinead was employed with the Tipperary Star in August 2014 to cover maternity leave . She is wished well in her future career.

The 20:20 programme focuses on getting young people who are long term unemployed into employment and training. Immediately on commencing the programme last November 12 months, the 24 young adults began training and this training continues to date. November saw the 24 gaining First Aid accreditation as well as completing manual handling training before being allowed out on work placement.

Full story in this week’s Tipperary Star.