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Local Business - The Winning Formula

Pictured at the IASE Mayo Ideas Week Event (left to right) Greg Barry (IASE Chairperson), John Horkan (MD Horkan Group), Jarleth Varley (AIB), Shane Martin ( Psychologist), Brian Moran and Derek Reilly (BNI)

For the second year IASE Open Door partnered a Mayo Ideas week event. This year’s event “Local Business – The Winning Formula” was an event aimed at business, HR and management professionals.

Keynote speaker Mr. Shane Martin (Psychologist) provided insights on how we can all improve our wellbeing and quality of life at home and at work using simple strategies.  Mr. John Horkan, MD, Horkan Group spoke about business growth, staff recognition and responding to changes to the economy.

The event also provided a platform to promote supported employment to the business community with details of the range of supports available to progress the recruitment of people with disabilities in County Mayo.


Work Placement Publication Reveals How Ireland’s Top Companies are Impacting on Unemployment


Business in the Community Ireland publishes ‘Back to Work – Business Supporting Work Placements’ documenting 11 top company’s experiences on providing work placements for people facing labour market disadvantage.  download here


Creating the future for Supported Employment

IASE & NIUSE 20th Anniversary Conference | Belfast

This joint conference offers members north and south, old and new a strong programme of keynote speakers and workshops, reflecting a wide range of topics and issues relevant to supported employment practitioners, educators and employment service providers working with marginalised groups throughout the Island of Ireland.

The theme of the conference is Creating the future of Supported Employment” promoting collaboration, ingenuity and resourcefulness in challenging times.  It is intend that delegates will have an opportunity to network with a wide variety of organisations and interested parties to discuss issues and topics to assist them improve service delivery keeping core values of the supported employment process firmly on the agenda. Programme will be available soon.

Thursday 20th & Friday 21st November 2014
Holiday Inn Hotel, Belfast, Northern Ireland


A nationwide success story - Job Shadow Day 2014

Now in its 7th year, the experience provided on Job Shadow Day 2014 - 9th of April, has proven to be invaluable for the employers, workers and people with disabilities involved.

“Job Shadow participation has increased annually and is an excellent partnership between employers large and small, local supported employment services and IASE." - IASE Chairman Greg Barry. We would like to thank everyone involved throughout the country that contributed, though their tireless work and dedication, to the great success of Job Shadow Day 2014.



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