16 more companies sign up to ‘Skills for Work Week’ 2015
Industry group 'Feeding Ireland’s Future' is urging more companies to sign up for training programme by the closing date for registration on Monday, 19 January 2015
14 January 2015 | 0
Another 16 companies from across the grocery and retail industry have signed up to participate in ‘Skills for Work Week 2015’ which takes place from 2 – 6 March. Newly registered companies include Coca-Cola, Talysis and Primeline Logistics. This brings the total number of companies taking part so far in the pre-employment initiative to 25. With the deadline for registration approaching, Feeding Ireland’s Future, the industry group behind the programme, is urging more companies from across retail and grocery sectors to sign up and get involved in the second year of Skills for Work Week.
During Skills for Work Week 2015, large groups of young unemployed people will have the opportunity to gain the skills they need to get back to work or begin their careers. The companies involved will provide a range of initiatives including free on-site skills workshops and site visits for young people at locations across Ireland.
The project is part of Feeding Ireland’s Future, an initiative by the Irish food and grocery industry, launched in December 2014 by the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton. As Ireland’s biggest private sector employer, the food and grocery industry aims to share first-hand knowledge of the skills needed for a career in the food industry or elsewhere.
Declan Carolan, General Manager, ECR Ireland said; “We are looking to build on the success of last year’s programme and we would like as many companies as possible in the grocery and retail industry to sign up and get involved this year so that future employers will favourably recognise those applicants who have participated in the Skills for Work Week initiative. Our industry needs to collectively step up and help inspire young people and I believe that Feeding Ireland’s Future can play a significant role in this ideal.”
The Skills for Work Week initiative, is being promoted by ECR Ireland, with the support of its members, in partnership with the Department of Social Protection, through its Intreo service.
Companies wishing to register for Skills for Work Week 2015 can contact Declan Carolan, general manager, ECR Ireland at firstname.lastname@example.org . Closing date for registration is Monday 19 January.