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SICAP (2015-2017)

SICAP (2015-2017)


Welcome to the Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP) page.

What is SICAP?

The aim of SICAP is to reduce poverty and promote social inclusion and equality through local, regional and national engagement and collaboration. Its vision is to improve the life chances and opportunities of those who are marginalised in society, living in poverty or in unemployment through community development approaches, targeted supports and interagency collaboration, where the values of equality and inclusion are promoted and human rights are respected.

Programme Implementers, with the support of Local Community Development Committees (LCDCs), will target those who are the most disadvantaged and excluded in our society. LCDCs in conjunction with the contracted Programme Implementers are required to empower communities to work collaboratively with relevant stakeholders using a broad range of supports and interventions facilitated via the new programme funds.

The Programme has three goals:

1. To support and resource disadvantaged communities and marginalised target groups to engage with relevant local and national stakeholders in identifying and addressing social exclusion and equality issues;

2. To support individuals and marginalised target groups experiencing educational disadvantage so they can participate fully, engage with and progress through life-long learning opportunities through the use of community development approaches;

3. To engage with marginalised target groups/individuals and residents of disadvantaged communities who are unemployed but who do not fall within mainstream employment service provision, or who are referred to SICAP, to move them closer to the labour market and improve work readiness, and support them in accessing employment and self-employment and creating social enterprise opportunities.

 

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The Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP) 2015-2017 is funded by the Irish Government and co-funded by the European Social Fund and includes a special allocation under the Youth Employment Initiative.

 

Updated: 01/09/2015

Employment Opportunities 28th Oct 2016

Employment opportunities


28th October 2016                   

                                      

The Department of Social Protection website carries information on available positions; full time, part time and work placement opportunities. On the 28th October 2016 there were 42 full time and part time positions, along with vacancies for employment programme such as Community Employment, Jobsbridge and TÚS advertised in Westmeath.

In the surrounding counties there were 203 fulltime, part time and employment programme vacancies advertised positions advertised.

For further information click http://www.jobsireland.ie/

If you would like help applying for positions, or assistance with a CV and application forms please contact Patricia McKenna, Employment Mediator on 044 93 48571, email tmckenna@westcd.ie   or Noel Breslin, Job Club Manager on 090 64 94555, email nbreslin@westcd.ie   or Seamus Kearns Employment Mediation in our Athlone branch email skearns@westcd.ie

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Employment Opportunities Oct 21st 2016

Employment opportunities


21st October 2016           DSP    
         
                           

The Department of Social Protection website carries information on available positions; full time, part time and work placement opportunities. On the 21st October 2016 there were 58 full time and part time positions, along with vacancies for employment programme such as Community Employment, Jobsbridge and TÚS advertised in Westmeath.

In the surrounding counties there were 296 fulltime, part time and employment programme vacancies advertised positions advertised.

For further information click http://www.jobsireland.ie/

If you would like help applying for positions, or assistance with a CV and application forms please contact Patricia McKenna, Employment Mediator on 044 93 48571, email tmckenna@westcd.ie   or Noel Breslin, Job Club Manager on 090 64 94555, email nbreslin@westcd.ie   or Seamus Kearns Employment Mediation in our Athlone branch email skearns@westcd.ie

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Quality & Goods Manufacturing Practice QQI 5 Minor Award 5N1959’

Quality and Good Manufacturing Practice QQI 5 Minor Award 5N1959’

Westmeath Community Development under the Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme, which is co-funded from the European Social Fund under the Youth Employment Initiative, are offering our clients a chance to take part and gain qualifications in the above course.

The purpose of the course is to:

  • Equip learners with the knowledge, skill and competence to carry out a range of manufacturing processes
  • Gain an understanding of the regulatory requirements of the Medical Laboratory/medical device/pharma manufacturing sectors
  • Perform tasks in line with international quality standards and current good manufacturing practice
  • Understand the requirements of Cleanroom operations
  • Upon completion be more eligible and skilled in obtaining employment in the medical device/pharma sector

The course will run for 10 days from 9.30 am to 4 pm, commencing 14th November. It is envisaged that the course will be delivered 3 days per week from Monday to Wednesday for 4 weeks, however this is subject to change.

If you are interested in participating on this course please complete the application form below and return to Maria Boyce before Friday 29th October.

Email completed application forms to ‘accountsadmin@westcd.ie

Or Post completed forms to

Maria Boyce

Employment Mediator

Westmeath Community Development

Enterprise Technology & Innovation Centre

Clonmore Business Park

Clonmore

Mullingar.

To apply please fill in the attached form by clicking here

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Employment Opportunities Oct 12th 2016

Employment opportunities


12th October 2016                DSP
         

                           

The Department of Social Protection website carries information on available positions; full time, part time and work placement opportunities. On the 12th October 2016 there were 61 full time and part time positions, along with vacancies for employment programme such as Community Employment, Jobsbridge and TÚS advertised in Westmeath.

In the surrounding counties there were 293 fulltime, part time and employment programme vacancies advertised positions advertised.

For further information click http://www.jobsireland.ie/

If you would like help applying for positions, or assistance with a CV and application forms please contact Patricia McKenna, Employment Mediator on 044 93 48571, email tmckenna@westcd.ie   or Noel Breslin, Job Club Manager on 090 64 94555, email nbreslin@westcd.ie   or Seamus Kearns Employment Mediation in our Athlone branch email skearns@westcd.ie

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