Youth2Work – Cavan & Monaghan

Youth2Work – Cavan & Monaghan




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After much hardship including unprecedented youth unemployment, growth is once again taking pace in the Irish economy resulting in increasing opportunities for employment nationwide.  Research indicates that growth is now beginning to spread out beyond urban centres breathing life into more towns and regions by the day. Cavan and Monaghan are now showing increased demands for skills right across the board from Manufacturing & Engineering, across Retail, Hospitality & Catering, to Tech and related sectors. 

Once again local GAA clubs can look forward to growing their squads as new emerging job opportunities will enable job seekers to ‘work and play locally’.  Capitalising upon these changing circumstances Microsoft, the GAA and FIT, together, plan to nurture healthy and sustainable communities by assisting young people to attain ‘in-demand’ skills to secure quality employment within the region. 

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Youth2Work is a highly innovative and dynamic Initiative through which the GAA in partnership with Microsoft and FIT want to help drive local awareness of the emerging job opportunities in tech and related sectors in the greater Cavan region. Youth2Work seeks to ensure that new job opportunities are accessible to young people locally through appropriate training opportunities, career advice and placement supports.  The ultimate goal of Youth2Work is to enable young people get a quality job – ideally within their locality with local business.

In addition to creating awareness of the of range technology courses currently available locally through the support of CMETB, Youth2Work will provide hands-on career advice on the jobs that are available and will actively assist job seekers pursue their career ambitions and employment options.

Youth2Work will also endeavour to drive awareness amongst small-to-medium enterprises, trading within Monaghan and its catchment area, of the role that new technologies can play in helping local businesses to grow, get online and expand. By promoting smart skills favoured by employers amongst young people residing in local communities we hope that, over-time, employment will prosper in towns across the county.

The objective is to connect the graduates of Youth2Work supported skills development programmes with such employment opportunities – to help drive growth and expansion with the region. At the planned Youth2Work Careers Expos participants will get information on the types of skills currently in demand with local employers.  They will be able to apply for relevant courses provided by Cavan Monaghan Education and Training Board (CMETB) – quality programmes that pave the way to good jobs locally.    Youth2Work will assist members of the GAA and the wider community commence and successfully complete the journey to quality employment with one-to-one mentoring and support.


Cavan GAA Clubs

Monaghan GAA Clubs

Youth2Work Careers Expo

Youth2work will host Youth2Work Careers Expos across Cavanb & Monaghan in April / May 2016
Monaghan Events are To Be Announced Shortly!
The Expo on May 2nd in The Slieve Russell Hotel, Ballyconnell has been deferred. News to follow!


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Youth2Work Career Expo Events will be informative and fun, offering advice and hands-on advice support in securing quality employment locally. Information will be provided on the types of skills currently in demand with local employers, while current vacancies will be showcased and relevant courses available locally highlighted. 

Promoting Smart People with Smart Skills

The Youth2Work career expos will highlight courses on offer across the county and in Cavan. The courses promoted and supported by Youth2Work will primary focus on equipping young people with employment skills in in-demand areas such as Business & Administration, Logistics & Warehousing, Retail, Tourism & Customers Care and tech skills in areas such as PC Maintenance; Social Media / Digital Marketing, Software Development, and Web Development.  The Expos will also be of interest to the curious and the adventurous showcasing some of the latest tech trends and gaming technologies.

The Ambition

Youth2Work has the overall ambition to assist in excess of 10,000 young people nationally attain the skills that that are favoured by employers and as a consequence secure good jobs with great prospects. With an investment of €3m Microsoft, in collaboration with the GAA and FIT, wish to make a meaning and lasting contribution to youth employment thereby bringing prosperity, optimism and confidence to local communities and vibrancy to local sport.

Starting in Cavan and Monaghan, in time, the aim is to introduce Youth2Work to communities across Ireland.

If you are interested in further information, wish to support or participate in Youth2Work events contact FIT at 

Youth2Work – Cavan & Monaghan was last modified: November 22nd, 2017 by admin