Pavee Point has sponsored a Community Employment Scheme since 1995. Our programme provides useful and meaningful work experience for members of the Traveller and Roma communities. Our Community Employment scheme is designed to implement a realistic work programme with specific work in areas such as; youth, health, domestic and sexual violence, community development, Roma, information, drugs and alcohol, education, administration, housekeeping and maintenance.
Our work programme, enables each individual to develop new skills and gain a better understanding of the issues facing their communities. Participation on CE will also develop greater confidence and self-esteem. Individual development and capacity building is the most important aspect of the scheme as it enables participants to progress on to further training, higher education or employment. CE can provide a bridge for Travellers for whom education was a negative experience and whose confidence may be too low to engage in mainstream training. Each individual participant is encouraged and supported to progress onto a course or seek employment related to their ability and interests. This is done through monitoring training/job opportunities, development of a personal contacts database, provision of CVs and references and linking with relevant organisations and agencies.