Enabling Employment

Enabling Employment

SECAD Partnership supports people into employment in South and East Cork

Our employment service aims to guide you towards the right supports depending on your needs and circumstances, be it unemployed  or perhaps in need of short term job specific training and help to apply for jobs.

SECAD’s dedicated and experienced team of four employment officers, can provide targeted intensive support in the form of advice and guidance, education or training to better equip you as a jobseeker to avail of job opportunities including training and/or work placements and facilitate your return to employment or self- employment.  Services are delivered at SECAD’s hubs with community partners in Midleton, Macroom, Ballincollig, Carrigaline, Youghal, Cobh and Blarney.

Who does SECAD Partnership aim to deliver employment support services to?

SECAD specifically targets support towards people returning to employment and furthest removed from labour market including Long-Term Unemployed (LTU) and people experiencing issues ranging from literacy, mental health challenges and other barriers.

Additionally, we have targeted supports for people;

  • Finishing employment schemes such as Tús, Community Employment (CE) schemes and the Job Path programme to help bridge the transition to from work placement to employment.
  • Unemployed people including, those over fifty as well as under twenty five.
  • People out of the workforce for extended periods (eg. homemakers), not necessarily in receipt of a social welfare payment but in need of information or support to return to work and or training.

SECAD’s employment support team also actively works with local community services and stakeholders including local Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection offices, adult education networks, family resource centres etc. to make links to best support clients.  This support includes helping you to write an effective CV and to prepare for interviews.

Our service is impartial, non- judgemental and confidential. We would be happy to have a chat to determine if our service is right for you. Click below to find out more.

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LEADER Food Initiative for Artisan, Micro and Small Food Producers

€15 million has been allocated nationally by the Dept of Agriculture, Food and the Marine and the Dept of Rural and Community Development to the LEADER Food Initiative (Rural Development Programme 2014-2020). Expressions of Interest and full applications are now being accepted.

This initiative aims to support new and existing food and beverage producers to address emerging challenges through investment in areas such as (1) market development, (2) competitiveness, and (3) innovation.

Support for food producers, may include, but is not limited to, the following:
• Artisan, Micro and Small food producers, including those with a focus on collaborative proposals, aimed at production quality and market issues;
• Regional product development, including a focus on marketing distinctive local foodstuffs;
• Marketing and processing for strategically identified sectors, including honey and apple processors;
• Improved marketing, product quality and business skills through support for innovative collaborative processes and so address challenges to co-operation identified in studies on facilitating short supply chains e.g. entry barriers, the need for shared understanding, skills/training, and marketing and business skills deficits.

How to apply
Applications are managed through the LEADER LAGs with applications being processed by the LEADER Implementing partners and recommendations made by the LCDC’s to the DAFM and DRCD. Qualifying projects seeking between €5,000 and €200,000 in grant aid are eligible to apply.

The Implementing Partner for LEADER / LEADER Food in South and West Cork is SECAD Partnership CLG.

For further Information and to make an Application

Contact:

Ross Curley (West Cork based projects) rcurley@secad.ie

OR

Katie Kearns (South Cork based food projects) kkearns@secad.ie

Contact SECAD on 021-4613432
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SECAD Partnership CLG
Midleton Community Enterprise Centre, Owennacurra Business Park,
Knockgriffin, Midleton, Co. Cork, P25 Y893

+353 21 4613432

info@secad.ie