Skills North West is a follow-on project from the hugely successful Skills2020 and Derry2020. Based in your local community, training is often completed during school hours with drop in support available from 9am-5pm Monday to Friday. 

Our dedicated mentoring officers can help you achieve your goals by providing ongoing one to one support aligned to a personalised training plan which recognises your own individual needs and skill gaps. 

• Initial needs assessment/agreed training plan
• Personal/Social Development Programmes
• Engagement/guidance/job coaching
• Sector specific training/work-based employability skills
• Career planning,
• FE/HE progression
• Supported volunteer/work placements
• Pre-employment programmes with guaranteed interviews
• Accredited/vocational training
• Annual jobs/careers fairs in local DEA’s

Free accredited training and support in available to participants who are furthest removed from the labour market:

• Long Term Unemployed (LTU)/ Unemployed
• Economically Inactive(EI)
• Ex-offenders, and most deprived/removed from the labour market
• Traditional/cultural worklessness
• Most socially excluded/at risk of social exclusion
• With low/no qualifications
• Lone parents

This project is part funded through the Northern Ireland European Social Fund Programme 2014 – 2020 and the Department for the Economy, with assistance from Derry City and Strabane District Council.