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Taoiseach Enda Kenny with Job Shadow Day participant Lisa McEvoy

Taoiseach Enda Kenny took part in the IASE national Job Shadow Day on Wednesday April 9th 2014.  Lisa McEvoy from Green Gables Training Centre, a part of the St John of God Menni Services was delighted to “shadow” An Taoiseach.

Lisa is in her 2nd year of training to work programme at Green Gables Rehabilitative Training Centre, where students undergo training in community development; media studies; preparation for work; numeric and literacy studies amongst others.

Job Shadow Day gives people with disabilities the unique opportunity to discover and learn about the skills and education required to compete and succeed in the workplace. Now in its 7th year, the experience provided on Job Shadow Day by companies and work place mentor has proven to be invaluable as part of the path to work for people with disabilities.

Following on from its success in Ireland, National Supported Employment Week, to include Job Shadow Day, is set to rollout in Europe, with 12 countries already interested in taking part in 2015.

Ireland’s number one recruitment website, is the main sponsor of National Supported Employment Week and the Job Shadow initiative with Shell also supporting the initiative through the Corrib Project local grants scheme.

Well done to all involved and thank you for making the initiative a huge success!


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