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GAA star supporting Job Shadow in County Cavan

Niall Mc Dermott of the Cavan Senior GAA football team joined Rehab Care to celebrate the success of Job Shadow 2014, the recent presentation ceremony awarded certificates and plaques to job seeker and employers in recognition of their involvement in Job Shadow Day 2014.

Job Shadow participating employers include Delish Cafe, Cavan County Library, Cut and Styles Hairdressers and Cavan Community Radio.  Well done to all involved!

IASE Open Door - Engaging Employers

Pictured at the Open Door event "Managing for High Performance in Organisations" in Athlone, Martin Murphy (National Learning Network), Geraldine Grady (Open Door), Brian McNiece, Kotinos Partners (Keynote Speaker) and Johnny Pettit (Manager, National Learning Network, Athlone).

Open Door is a project working with employers, disability services and jobseekers to promote equal employment opportunities for people with disabilities. The project will operate across the Border, Midlands, West (BMW) region until April 2015, highlighting to employers the business benefits of hiring and retaining employees with disabilities using the supported employment model.

For more information about the project or to get involved contact Margaret Halloran or Geraldine Grady.

Open Door is a Disability Activation Project co-funded by the European Union under the European Social Fund (Human Capital Investment Operation Programme 2007 – 2013), and the Irish Government through the Department of Social Protection and Pobal.

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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