Delighted to be a guest speaker today at the Ballymun Job Centre / JP Morgan IN-VEST Programme Pilot results presented at the JP Morgan Offices, Sir Job Rogerson’s Quay.
(Pictured; Peter Nolan, BJC Board Member, Pamela Doyle, JobAlert.ie and Regina Doherty TD Minister for Employment.)
JobAlert.ie were honoured to be involved in the programme and to have been able to provide work experience to the participants at the end of their training programme. Great to hear that of the 73 Participants that participated in the initial pilot, 45 have either found employment or have accessed further education opportunities. JP Morgan have approved another round of funding.
Independent Research showed that;
100% felt more skilled
100% felt that their confidence and self-esteem had improved.
100% felt more independent and empowered.
96% reported improved levels or ambition and belief.
IN-VEST is an innovative pilot initiative funded by JP Morgan. It differentiates from other employability programmes. The flexibility to tweak and tailor the content and delivery based on learning with a focus on soft skills would not be possible in other accredited employability programmes offered. IN-VEST was not linked to welfare payments, so participants were not mandated to attend hence participants were motivated by other intrinsic factors to participate (IN-VEST Evaluation October, 2019)