Welcome to the web page of Youthreach, a service for early school leavers run by the Adult Education section of Clare VEC. Youthreach is a national programme of the Department of Education & Science.
Youthreach is a programme of education, training and work experience for early school leavers, provided in an out-of-school setting. Youthreach aims to develop the core skills needed for further learning and to prepare young people to progress to further education/training or to employment. It helps meet the needs of people aged 15 to 18 who have left school early with either no qualifications or minimal qualifications. A further phase, normally a year, develops the skills essential for further learning - Communications, Maths, Lifeskills, along with a choice of vocational options such as Catering, Hairdressing, Computers, Woodwork, Photography, Video, Sport, Art and Crafts. Youthreach is also enriched by personal development work, educational trips, a range of crafts, sport and recreational activities. Certification is available at FETAC levels 3 and 4 and Leaving Cert Applied. Youthreach is a full-time round the year course. The course is free of charge and a training allowance, which varies depending on age, is paid
Young people aged 15-18 who have left school early for various reasons with either no or minimal educational qualifications.
Ms Betty Mullins, Youthreach Co-ordinator, Unit D6, Smithstown, Shannon, Co Clare.