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  • Ballymun Job Centre
    picture emerges if one focuses on teaching methods and course contents However adequately trained career guidance practitioners are a prerequisite for making high quality guidance service provision a reality for every European citizen The challenge is therefore to identify and to develop the skills which are needed from guidance practitioners to handle a target group with a great distance from the labour market Therefore training methods are needed which can be adopted to the different guidance practitioner roles and cultural national settings Our aim is to enrich the debate on continuous professional development of guidance practitioners from a guidance practitioner s perspective through the identification of needed skills and through the development of teaching material which is useful for guidance practitioners in different roles and settings across Europe The most important outcomes are A recommendation handbook targeting policy makers professionals in the field of VET for guidance practitioners a methodological guideline teaching material 6 case studies teaching material For more information visit the Guide website www guide metropolisnet eu 2010 2013 SOS NETWORK SOCIAL INCLUSION OF STUDENTS LEARNERS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS INTO MAINSTREAM VET AND LABOUR MARKET LEONARDO DA VINCI NETWORKS CO ORDINATED BYCENTRAL DENMARK EU OFFICE Young people dropping out of education training is a very serious issue across Europe especially in the current climate with high and rising rates of youth unemployment What can we do to help these young people who are struggling This is a fundamental question which the SOS Project is trying to answer The Ballymun Job Centre is involved in a European Funded Project called SOS As part of this project we are collecting a substantial number of interesting examples about how practitioners within youth education youth guidance and employment try to retain young people in education training employment The SOS project is all about young people who find it difficult to stay in education or training Young people may struggle or drop out of education for many different reasons They could be from an area that experiences social disadvantage they may have physical or intellectual disabilities learning difficulties mental ill health or challenges caused by a different cultural or ethnical background We are interesting in documenting examples of positive practice that has been done with all these young people http www sosnetwork eu If you have any further questions or require further information please contact Lorna Powell powelll bmunjob ie 2011 2013 NAVIGUIDE LEONARDO DA VINCI TRANSFER OF INNOVATION CO ORDINATED BY ABIF AUSTRIA The Leonardo da Vinci project NAVIGUIDE which intends to transfer and expand an existing Austrian guidance methods database a product officially owned by the Austrian Public Employment Agency AMS www forschungsnetzwerk at into the European guidance system The database developed between 2008 and 2010 contains more than 400 methods for guidance in group settings NAVIGUIDE will establish this guidance methods database as a common knowledge base for European career counsellors as various studies have shown that the quality of career counselling across Europe is affected by heterogeneous training Within

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  • Ballymun Job Centre
    blocks the first and only tower block scheme of its kind in Ireland along with a further 2 400 houses all within a 1 5 square mile radius Over the years a lack of investment in the physical and social infrastructure of the area resulted in a significant degeneration of Ballymun s physical environment and the rise of serious social and economic disadvantage in the area In 1996 a decision was made to demolish the high rise tower blocks and replace them with low rise housing Ballymun Regeneration Ltd was set up by Dublin City Council and charged with the task of regenerating the physical infrastructure of the entire area 2 700 new housing units have been built a new main street a sports and leisure centre a new Civic Centre a primary health care centre arts centre and two new hotels Early in 2009 IKEA opened a store The population of the Ballymun catchment area is 20 141 Source CSO 2011 of which 16 6 3 343 persons are 15 to 24 year olds which is significantly higher than the national share of 12 6 Unemployment and Ballymun Figures from the most recent Census 2011 show that Ballymun performs very poorly in terms of key labour market indicators relative to the National Average with a significantly lower employment rate 44 and higher unemployment rate 32 than the national average 50 and 19 respectively There is also a larger proportion of unskilled semi skilled 21 compared to 14 nationally The figures are particularly stark when the 15 24 age group are considered The unemployment rate for this age group is 54 compared to 39 for the national average and 34 for Dublin A range of factors contribute to the higher levels of unemployment in Ballymun compared to the National figures

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  • Ballymun Job Centre
    Burren Court assisted by the Global Action Project 3 Personal Skills The young people participated in a cultural arts drama element of course 4 Physical Recreation The intention was to increase the fitness of the young people by actively engaging them in circuit training and track running In an effort to increase their social responsibility and enhance a restorative practice the young people completed a charity based Fun Run There was an exit interview at the time the course ended to look at what plans the young people had At the end of the programme eight had progressed to employment education or training All participants are clients of the Ballymun Job Centre and guidance staff continue to support their progress EXAMPLES OF PREVIOUS TRAINING PROGRAMMES BALLYRUNNERS The Ballyrunners Programme assisted young people to prepare for and complete a mini marathon The preparation utilised a positive thinking healthy living team development career guidance and identification transfer of skills approach to motivate the participants towards further training education and employment Many people within this target group have perceived barriers to education training employment e g Criminal record lack of formal education unemployment since age 16 lack of coping ability inability to complete activities lack of motivation and low self esteem The programme aimed to tackle and help overcome these barriers The Dublin City Council Sports and Recreation team Guest Speakers Careers in Sports Recreation Impact of Drug Alcohol use Nutrition Healthy Eating First Aid Stress Management Motivation to Achieve and the Equal Youth team participated in the delivery of the programme The primary aim of the programme was to provide participants with the skills confidence motivation self esteem outlook for the future etc to successfully apply for education training employment The programme provided the participants with information guidance on careers in sports and recreation associated careers and an interest appetite to consider moving towards the world of work RAPID PROGRAMMES Building on the success of the Ballyrunner course the BJC in partnership with RAPID Dublin City Council Department of Social Protection and Probation Services developed a programme targeting clients aged 18 25yrs who had no previous work experience or training The Aim of the programmes was to increase the numbers of local young people accesing training and employment The purpose of the programmes was to deliver practical training that provides participants with the confidence and skills to progress into higher level education or training The Modules covered included communications Interpersonal Skills Computer Applications Health and related Fitness Sales Retail Industry Awareness Space Measurement in Retailing All modules are FETAC certified at levels 3 5 For further information on this service please contact JIGSAW WRAPAROUND FACILITATION Wraparound is part of the Jigsaw Youngballymun Programme This service centres on working in an interagency format with young people around mental health and well being The programme is named after a Wraparound approach to dealing with young people and their problems It is based on approaching mental health problems from the perspective of the young person

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  • Ballymun Job Centre
    Training Education Previous Training Courses Jobs Initiative Programme Ji ABOUT US Support for Employers Employers Free Recruitment Service Emerge Employment Initiative Career Guidance Tools eLearn Platform Career Guidance Process Innovation and Partnerships Bjc Involvement In Networks Partnerships Research Innovation Partnerships EU Projects Our Social Europe Guide Good Guidance Stories EC YP Extended Choices for Young People NETnotNEET Previous EU Projects Co ordinated by BJC Previous EU Projects where BJC acted

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  • Ballymun Job Centre
    ABOUT US Support for Employers Employers Free Recruitment Service Emerge Employment Initiative Career Guidance Tools eLearn Platform Career Guidance Process Innovation and Partnerships Bjc Involvement In Networks Partnerships Research Innovation Partnerships EU Projects Our Social Europe Guide Good Guidance Stories EC YP Extended Choices for Young People NETnotNEET Previous EU Projects Co ordinated by BJC Previous EU Projects where BJC acted as a Partner OUR MISSION Is to raise the

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  • Ballymun Job Centre
    place on the 22nd May 2015 the 6th Ballyrunners program me Fourteen young people graduat ed this year our highest number yet The DVD was shot over the course of the programme we also included some footage from previous Ballyrunners programmes and testimony from a couple of former Ballyrunners graduates outlining their progression since participating on the programme In 2009 the Ballymun Runners Programme was established and was facilitated and managed by The Ballymun Job Centre Probation Service The main aim of the programme is to engage young p eople who are at risk of constructive activities and help them to alleviate their boredom and promote life skills pro social attitudes and activities It was envisaged that this in turn would lead to a reduction in anti social and criminal behaviours decreased drug use increased engagement with local services improved self worth and greater chances of employment The main objectives of the programme are as follows Completion of FETAC Level3 Health and Fitness Achieve the Bronze Gaisce Award Promotion of routine and stability Increase civic responsibility Enrich existing relationships with services Promote positive mental well being Build positive relationships with young people Promote peer support Improved self confidence In the Ballyrunners Programme 2010 2012 the core framework for the programme has been the Bronze Gaisce Award The Bronze Gaisce Award has 4 main components Physical Recreation Personal Skill Community Involvement and Adventure Journey Physical Recreation Young people trained and participated in a Fun Run for the Simon community as well as undertaking their studies for the FETAC accreditation Personal Skill Young people took modules in drama dance and film making Community Involvement Young people restored the community gardens for the senior citizens in the area The key features of the Ballyrunners Programme is that the young people are not paid

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