IMPACT certificate awards for New Court students

New Court Students standing holding their certificates, with teachers.

Our IMPACT Initiative was delighted recently to present students from New Court School with certificates for an IMPACT skills-based training programme they had completed. The programme included modules in Customer Care, Manual Handling, HACCP Food Safety, Safe Knife Handling Skills, Career Guidance and Health & Safety in the Workplace.

The idea was to increase the students’ job-readiness to support them to progress into paid employment.

Presenting the certificates, IMPACT Initiative Coordinator, Orla Butler, congratulated the students on their achievements, thanked the school’s teachers for their engagement, and trainer Finola Dolan for working so supportively with the group.

“We’re delighted to have collaborated with New Court School to provide this skills-based training”, she said. “IMPACT is all about supporting people with disabilities to get the job they want and progress in their careers. We will continue to support the students through their ongoing career journeys”.

Our IMPACT initiative is a free service that supports people with disabilities in the Bray and North Wicklow area to find jobs, progress in their careers or set up their own business. IMPACT also works with employers to help them make their workplaces more inclusive and accessible.

IMPACT was set up as a consortium of local organisations, led by Bray Area Partnership, with funding under the Measure to Support the Employment of People with Disabilities - a Department of Social Protection programme resourced by the Dormant Accounts Fund.