Mid Ulster LMP releases new suite of Programmes
The Mid Ulster Labour Market Partnership (LMP) has released its latest suite of programmes ahead of applications opening in the coming weeks.
The new programmes are:
Women’s Returners Programme
Employer Led Disability Inclusion Programme
Tourism & Hospitality Academy
Health and Social Care/Classroom Assistant Academy
All programmes aim to specifically target participants who are Mid Ulster District Council residents, are over the age of 18 and are unemployed, long term unemployed, under-employed, or at risk of redundancy; or seeking career progression through upskilling or reskilling; or have been economically inactive for any reason (including due to long term ill-health or disability, caring commitments, early retired, or any other reason).
Speaking on the launch of the programmes, Chair of the Council, Councillor Dominic Molloy said:
Last year the Mid Ulster LMP programmes proved extremely popular with residents with each one booked to capacity and some actually over-subscribed – which was illustrated at our recent LMP Celebration event where we recognised the graduates of these previous programmes. I am delighted that the new suite of programmes, opening in the coming weeks, will be available for both those who may have missed out last year and for first-time applicants. Between them the five programmes will help increase employment in the district, create a more skilled workforce here and enable some of the most stereotypically disadvantaged groups- women and those with additional needs- to enter or re-enter the workplace.
Vice-Chair of Mid Ulster LMP, Julie McKeown, added: “On behalf of the Mid Ulster LMP board, I am delighted that as part of our new 2023-24 Action Plan, we aim to deliver a new suite of relevant employability programmes to help our residents back into the labour market.
“The successes of our first Action Plan for 2022-23 speak for themselves with over 130 residents supported back into employment with additional participants returning to education on their pathway back to work and we are pleased to continue to develop and deliver these much needed programmes within the Mid Ulster area.”
To find out more about the programmes, and to register when applications open, go to the Mid Ulster Labour Market Partnership page.