Unique Kildare jobs fair at Osprey Hotel in Naas

Project Search graduates

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Unique Kildare jobs fair at Osprey Hotel in Naas

Project Search participants, staff and Dep Fiona O'Loughlin

A unique jobs fair was held in Naas yesterday to enable 10 young people with an intellectual disability present their skills and attributes to prospective employers.

These ten young people will graduate from Project Search at Naas General Hospital this coming July with the aim of gaining real employment in the open labour market.

Since September, they've had the opportunity to sample a real work situation at Naas General Hospital carrying three work rotations and completing QQI accredited training aimed and sourcing employment.

KARE's supported employment will support the individuals in their future employment opportunities.

Project Search invited employers to come and meet the prospective employees at the jobs fair at the Osprey Hotel on April 1.

Each prospective employee prepared an individual presentation about themselves and the skills they will bring to a workplace. 

Dep Fiona O'Loughlin launched the event at 10.30am and it ran until 1pm. 

For further information on Project Search, or if your company would like to employ the graduates please contact Patricia Cribbin on 087 7740579 or Annie Swords on 087 3518779.

Sarah McTigue, TIO Consulting, Newbridge; Clodagh Judge, KLESN; Velma Roberts, Kerry Group; Lorna Cross, BAM; and Amanda Cahir-O’Donnell, TIO Consulting, Newbridge; pictured at the KARE Project Search ‘Reverse Jobs Fair’ 2019

PICTURED ABOVE TOP: Group of Trainees and co-ordinators, (standing) Annie Swords, Michael McCann, Niamh Devine, Peter Furlong; guest speaker, Fiona O’Loughlin TD; James Conlon, Michael McCormack, Patricia Cribbin; (seated) Samantha Duggan, Abby Murray, Lisa Wybrant, Dearbhla Hoey