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Places available on the EPIC Programme

Posted: Friday, February 03, 2012

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The EPIC Programme - Employment for People from Immigrant Communities is a Social Inclusion Programme in Business in the Community Ireland. The aim is to support legally resident migrants from EU and non-EU countries to become economically independent and more socially integrated in Ireland. EPIC provides six weeks classroom based training plus ongoing individual support. The programme includes: 

  • Pre Employment and English for Work Training (3 weeks) - Business English vocabulary; CV and cover letter writing techniques; telephone skills for job hunting and in the workplace; advice on how to look for a job
  • Interview Skills Training (1 Week) - Intensive interview preparation including different tips, skills and techniques. Each client attends a mock interview
  • Living and Working in Ireland Training (2 weeks) - Information sessions to increase understanding of the Irish system and promote social integration. Topics include employment rights, social welfare to work, volunteering, access to education and healthcare. IT Training is provided focusing on Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Career guidance & assistance applying for jobs and training.  Each client works individually with a Training and Employment Officer (TEO) to help them find suitable work or training. This includes career guidance, CV preparation, psychometric testing & coaching for interviews.

Other services available through EPIC are:

  • Social Support – advice on Social Welfare, housing, family and other issues
  • Mentoring service
  • Advice for entrepreneurs
  • Free access to computers for online job searching
  • Certificate of Participation upon completion of the Training.

Further infomation:

Download an information sheet about the EPIC Programme here as well as the schedule for 2012 here. For further information on the EPIC Programme, please contact Caitríona Mac Aonghusa or Catherine Headon at 01 8743840 or epic@bitc.ie

EPIC Programme, Business in the Community, 30/31 Lower O' Connell Street, Dublin 1
Website: www.bitc.ie/epic
 

This project is co-financed by the European Commission under the European Integration Fund
and is supported by the Office for the Promotion of Migrant Integration in the Dept of Justice & Equality & Pobal.