Community Coaching for Job Seekers (Thurles, Carrick on Suir, Tipperary Town)

This is an Education Initiative for Jobseekers in Tipperary. It is a 14 week programme where 12 job seekers on social welfare payments are assisted to gain employment, coaching , volunteering and further education opportunities in the sports sector for example as coaches, referees, physical activity leaders etc. The programme will provide participants with practical and theoretical sport-related skills and help them find relevant work experience in their local community.

The programme has 5 strands: Job Readiness Skills Development / Personal Development / Sports Coaching Training / Physical Activity Training / Job Placement Experience. In Thurles it is facilitated by LIT (Thurles campus) and in Carrick on Suir and Tipperary town it is facilitated by Tipperary ETB. It is due to commence in each of these areas in October 2015.