Training & Employment (CE) Project
The CE scheme currently has 27 participants’ vacancies. This programme has been running since December 1995, starting with 15 participants, which has now been increased to 27 participants due to high demand from North Dublin Traveller Community. The effects of this TravAct Programme has been that for the first time Travellers in North Dublin have started getting paid work placements. Initially Travellers would only work in a very limited geographic area, mainly on Traveller sites, doing Traveller specific work; this geographic area has now increased and so also has the variety of work in e.g. creches, security, citizen information services, coach & lorry driving and so on. The challenge of getting Travellers into paid employment is now gradually being met with more and more success by TravAct. The Department of Social Protection commended TravAct from 2016 onwards for achieving the highest percentage of progression to paid employment from amongst CE Employees in the Dublin Region.
Please contact Maureen Ward, CE Supervisor, for further details.