We are very pleased to announce that the South and East Cork Area Development, SECAD, will be joining us for Jobs Expo Cork on Thursday 25th May 2017.
SECAD works in partnership with state agencies such as the Education and Training Boards, SOLAS as well as local authorities and the community sector. In addition, they work with social partners such as employers, trade unions, and the farming and environmental sectors.
The government funds SECAD to roll out programmes, including the following:
The organisation provides employment supports to individuals and groups who are seeking employment, education or training. SECAD also provides an information service in five locations in East Cork, Ballincollig, Carrigaline, Cobh, Midleton and Youghal.
SECAD’s supports include mentoring, training courses, small grants and networking to people setting up their own business. Furthermore, under the Local and Community Development Programme, SECAD provides a range of supports to communities and individuals. These include funding for community projects, training courses for community groups, training programmes to support people who are seeking work or education. This also includes supports for mental health projects and youth projects. In addition, SECAD operates a community based rural transport service.
SECAD delivers the Employment Pathways Service (EPS) in targeted towns based on the highest level of deprivation.
This service focuses on the following elements: