Antrim Enterprise Agency recently launched Exploring Enterprise Programme, aimed at participants who are currently at a crossroads in their life or career and are not sure where to turn.
Eligible participants include long term unemployed, lone parents, stay at home mums, people with disabilities, working less than 16 hours per week or in part time education as well as redundant or retired people.
The Enterprise NI programme, which is part-financed by the European Social Fund and the Department for Employment and Learning under the Northern Ireland ESF Programme 2007-13 Priority 1 and supported by Antrim Borough Council will commence in October.
Gordon Gough, Chief Executive of Enterprise Northern Ireland, said: “It is encouraging to see that almost 1000 people have completed the Exploring Enterprise Programme to date and in doing so they have increased their employment capabilities.”
Alderman Sam Dunlop, Chair of Antrim Borough Council’s Development and Leisure Committee, said: “Antrim Borough Council is delighted to be involved in this programme as it will provide valuable support opportunities for people who are unemployed to enter self employment or to secure a way back into the workforce.
“Exploring Enterprise offers a combination of qualifications, confidence building, CV preparation as well as inspiration from meeting role models.
“We wish Antrim Enterprise Agency every success with their latest initiative.”
Exploring Enterprise is FREE and aims to help people into sustainable employment or self employment through tailored training and mentoring and by gaining a recognised qualification in Understanding Business Enterprise.
The qualification will involve compiling a portfolio for assessment with no examinations involved.
Any one interested in the programme are encouraged to contact Jane Dunbar, Antrim Enterprise Agency on 028 9446 7774 or email firstname.lastname@example.org