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McCausland announces £300,000 funding boost for Enniskillen and Omagh

Social Development Minister Nelson McCausland has announced a funding boost of more than 300,000 for a training and employability programme in Enniskillen and Omagh.
Tuesday, 5 March 2013

The two year ‘Going Places’ programme will be delivered and managed by the South West College. The project involves a targeted training programme for the unemployed and young people who are no longer in education.

Courses offered include:

  • car modification scheme;
  • engineering courses;
  • customer service with hair, beauty and holistic therapies;
  • life skills including team building and self esteem training.

The programme will also include the provision of a mentor who will support participants both during and after their training.

Nelson McCausland said: “This project will provide real and significant benefits to people in Enniskillen and Omagh who want to improve their employability skills. As well as providing the unemployed with better chances of employability, it will improve young people’s life skills which will benefit them in all areas of their lives.”

Notes to editors:

  1. The Neighbourhood Renewal Strategy ‘People and Place’ was published in June 2003 to close the gap between the quality of life for people in the most deprived neighbourhoods and the rest of society.
    The Neighbourhood Renewal Strategy has four interlinking strategic objectives.

    - Community Renewal – to develop confident communities that are able and committed to improving the quality of life in their areas.
    - Economic Renewal – to develop economic activity in the most deprived neighbourhoods and connect them to the wider urban economy.
    - Social Renewal – to improve social conditions for the people who live in the most deprived neighbourhoods through better co-ordinated public services and the creation of safer environments.
    - Physical Renewal – to help create attractive, safe and sustainable environments in the most deprived neighbourhoods.
  2. Media enquiries to DSD Information Office on 028 9082 9078. Out of office hours please contact the Duty Press Officer via pager number 07699 715 440 and your call will be returned.