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PEIL Women into Employment Course – Ballyphehane Community Centre, starting mid September 2019

The next  PEIL Women into Employment course is starting in Ballyphehane Community Centre mid September 2019

Who is eligible for ‘Women into Employment’ ?

Women who are classified for social welfare purposes as ‘adult dependents’ are eligible for PEIL ‘Women into Employment’.

Women in receipt of other social welfare payments that are not classified as ‘job-seeker’s payments and who are not working are eligible.

This could include:

  • Lone parents on OPFP or lone parents on JST who are not working
  • Carers
  • Disability Allowance

Get Working with Women into Employment

The objective of the Programme is to support you to develop relevant skills and access personal development training and to support you on a one-to-one basis into gaining employment.The training will involve:

How ?

  • Developing Personal Effectiveness Skills for the Workplace
  • Job Seeking Skills Workshops: C.V. Preparation & Application Form completion
  • Interview Skills Coaching
  • Access to skill specific courses that improve employment prospects e.g. Customer Care/Retail Skills/Customer Advisor Skills/Hospitality/Reception Skills and Computer Skills

This EU funded project aims to support women in the home who are currently not receiving a Job Seeker payment and are interested in working outside the home.

Women in Employment flyer

If you would like to find out more, please contact Siobhan at 021-4302310 or 086-1858 081 or you can email her at soneill@partnershipcork.ie

This project is co-funded by the Department of Justice and Equality and the European Social Fund under the Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning 2014-2020.

2019 Autumn Community Education Brochure

Our Autumn  Community Education Brochure is now available, featuring community education courses and a number of certified courses. Courses will run in community locations across the city.

To enrol please call in to one of our Outreach Offices or contact Margo Hayes 087 1962023. See the link below for full course brochure

CCP Autumn 2019 Course Brochure

Course Information

  • Courses are short, designed as a first step in retuning to learning, with the option of referral to follow on courses.
  • There is a wide range of courses to choose from in a number of community locations.
  • Courses are free to eligible participants. Participants will be asked to complete a registration form to demonstrate eligibility.
  • Community development approaches are used to ensure that the learning environment is supportive.
  • Places allocated to eligible participants on a first come basis.
  • Courses will only proceed if sufficient numbers register.
  • Venues used fort courses will have universal access where possible. Some venues may have limited disability access for people with mobility issues.
  • ETB funded courses are available subject to funding approval.

Who is eligible for these courses?

  • Disadvantaged Women, People Living in Disadvantaged Communities, Lone Parents, Low Income Workers/Households, The Unemployed, People with Disabilities, The Disengaged from the Labour Market (Economically Inactive), Disadvantaged Families, Older People, New Communities, Disadvantaged Young People (18-24), Roma, Travellers.

 

 

 

 

Cork Croí Fáilte Project – (CCFP) Community Sponsorship Group

The Cork Croí Fáilte Project  (CCFP) is a Community Sponsorship Group that has been established with the support of Cork City Partnership as RSO.  The group consists of community members who have come together on a voluntary basis with the aim of supporting the arrival and integration of a Syrian family into the South West of Cork City. The CCFP group are currently seeking a house to rent for the family in the Bishopstown / Wilton area. They are also fundraising to support the family’s initial re-settlement costs, such as house deposit and advance rent, emergency medical costs etc.  

If you are based in or have links in the South West of Cork city and would like to offer your support to the Cork Croí Fáilte Project please see here Cork Croí Failte Leaflet for more details and sponsor contacts or email corkcroifailte@gmail.com

If you would like to make a donation to help the CCFP meet start up costs for the family click here: https://www.gofundme.com/Cork-Croi-Failte-Project

Members of the Cork Croí Fáilte Project accepting generous cheque from Bishopstown and District Lions Club at the Brú Columbanus Centre in Wilton.
Left to right are: members of the Cork Croí Fáilte Project Gerry, with Denise (Bishopstown and District Lions Club), Sylvia, Martin, Tom and Mella (Cork City Partnership).

Community Sponsorship Ireland

Regional Support Organisation

Cork Croí Fáilte Project

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Substance Use Issues & Community Work Course (QQI Level 5) in conjunction with Cork College of Commerce

Deadline for receipt of applications is Friday 23rd August.

This course promotes good practice amongst those working in a paid or voluntary capacity with young people and communities who are affected and impacted by various issues. The course also includes add on Child Protection Guidelines and SafeTalk [Suicide Awareness] Training.

Venue: Cork College of Commerce Campus, Morrison’s Island Cork City

Tuesday evenings – 6.30pm to 9.30pm

Course Duration 22 weeks [October to April]

Open for applications from May to August

For further details see:

Substance Use Issues Course Brochure 2019-20

Word Substance Use Issues & Community Work App 19-20

PDF Substance Use Issues & Community Work App 19-20

SUI 19-20 Poster visual

Contact: Jackie 087 1962030 [CODAAP] or jdaly@partnershipcork.ie  for more information.

Application Closing Date: Friday 23rd of August 2019
English Language Assessment:  Tuesday 10th September 2019  @ 5.30pm prompt (for those who have applied for this course & don’t have relevant educational certification)
Pre-entry Information Session: Tuesday 10th September 2019 @ 6.30pm in the Cork College Commerce (for those who have applied for this course)
Interviews (by invitation only): Tuesday 17th September 2019 (daytime)
 
The Substance Use Issues & Community Work Course 2019/20 (QQI  Level 5) Graduates will receive a QQI  Level 5 Combined Component Award.
Duration: October 2019 — April 2020
When: Tuesday 6.30. — 9.30 pm (evening)
Venue: Cork College of Commerce Campus, Morrison’s Island, Cork City.
Course Modules: (1) Understanding Community Development & (2) Substance Use Issues for Youth Work.
Course fee: €125
Graduates will receive a QQI  Level 5 Combined Component Award.

Cake Couture Success with Support and Training from Cork City Partnership

Cork City Partnership provides enterprise support & training for people who are thinking of starting their own business and applying for the BTWEA scheme through the Dept. of Employment Affairs & Social Protection. Karolina Wasilewska of Cake Couture started her business from home and had this to say about the service we provide.

“Hallo Tony,

I would like to thank you so much  for support and believe in me.
My business after two months going very well. I positively surprised. Cake Couture becomes popular not only in Ballincollig but also I have orders from Cork centre, Kinsale, Macroom Midleton and other places. And this is only beginning. I wish you all the best.”

Continued success to Karolina and her Cake Couture business.

 

Sharon McDermott, KY KY KIDS, finalist in the ILDN Enterprise Awards 2019

‘Sharon McDermott, finalist in the ILDN Enterprise Awards 2019 preparing for the National event on Thursday May 16th in Tullamore. Best of luck from Cork City Partnership. … no time to cut the grass then Sharon?’

The National Enterprise Awards will take place in Tullamore on May 16. Nominated by Cork City Partnership, Sharon will compete with entrepreneurs from all over Ireland who have been selected by local development companies.

In 2019, the Local Development Companies (LDC) Enterprise Awards will be presented to persons who have successfully set-up their own business under the Back to Work / Short Term / Enterprise Allowance Scheme. The National Enterprise Awards are being organised by the Irish Local Development Network (ILDN), which is the representative body of Local Development Companies in Ireland.

“We are delighted to see Sharon achieve such success with her children’s clothing business.  It has taken a lot of hard work and perseverance, but she has shown her entrepreneurial and marketing skills are very strong, and has gone from startup to profitable business over the last two years. We wish Sharon every success at the ILDN National Enterprise Awards next month in Tullamore,” said Tony O’Regan of the Cork City Partnership.

Sharon McDermott said of her journey; “The enterprise support and training that I received from the Cork City Partnership at the early stages along with the expertise and advise from the Local Enterprise Office proved invaluable. I also did extensive market research which ensured that my company evolved to what the market actually wanted – occasion wear for children that is machine washable, durable and practical as well as being stylish and pretty. I use social media to promote Ky Ky Kids clothing collections, and the online retail shop was set up a year ago now. I’m looking forward to meeting fellow business people in Tullamore at the ILDN National Enterprise Awards.”

KY KY KIDS

 

 

 

 

Intercultural Dialogue Programme, free 4 week forum, commencing 1st May

 

Register now to ensure a place on a fun, interactive programme of intercultural dialogue.  Takes place over four Wednesday evenings in May in Wilton Park House. Share experiences, meet people & make friends. Refreshments provided and programme is free.

To register email mmagee@partnershipcork.ie or through the Eventbrite page:    https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/intercultural-dialogue-forum-tickets-59134604193?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

 

 

Cork City Partnership launches “Supporting Cork Schools” Report

REPRO FREE.
09/04/2019
Pictured are, Jasmine Lee, Alesha Lee, Leah O’Driscoll, pipils St. Brendan’s National School, Margo Hayes, Education Officer Cork City Partnership, Fiona O’Neill, Principal, St. Brendan’s National School, Michael O’Connell, Chairperson Cork City Partnership, Triona Barry, Home School Links St. Brendan’s and St. Mark’s and Carmen Ichim, Education worker Cork City Partnership, at the Cork City Partnership launch of “Supporting Cork Schools” Report.
Over thirty schools across the city access these programmes which benefit 850 children annually. A report outlining these programmes and how they operate was launched today in St. Brendan’s National School, The Glen. The report highlights feedback from school staff and students which shows the importance of these programmes in retaining children in education and optimising their performance.
Picture: Jim Coughlan.

Tuesday, 9th April 2019 saw the launch of Cork City Partnership’s “Supporting Cork Schools Report” in St Brendan’s National School, The Glen. The Partnership has been supporting schools in Cork for 20 years. We believe that early supports and interventions in school will yield positive educational outcomes for children. For further information or a copy of the brochure contact Margo Hayes on margo.hayes@partnershipcork.ie

Click link to see the Full Article in the Echo