MOMENTUM is a publically funded initiative delivered in partnership (collaboration) with both public and private education and training providers who have developed linkages with employers. It consists of a number of projects aimed at significantly improving the employability of individuals who are long-term unemployed, by positioning them closer to the current labour market. Projects (that are currently being recruited for) have places available for approximately 6,500 long-term unemployed participants.
Participants will receive training in areas with recognised skill shortages where existing vacancies have been identified. The projects will include an element of on-the job training in the form of work experience modules as well as development of the skills required to obtain and retain employment.
In addition to the elements of the standard MOMENTUM projects, further elements aimed at participants aged under 25 will be delivered which will attempt to address specific problems that this cohort encounters when seeking employment.
MOMENTUM is administered by SOLAS and funded by the Department of Education & Skills through the Labour Market Education & Training Fund (LMETF).