In September 2013, Avaya embarked on a new project in conjunction with ITAG (Information Technology Association Galway) Skillnet by launching a 'Job Seekers Support Programme' (JSSP). This programme was aimed solely at unemployed people and to provide them with skills which are in demand by the ICT industry.
Avaya has a history in supporting individuals back into employment and takes a proactive approach to building a sustainable workforce while helping the Galway community fulfill its collective mission.
Since the inception of the JoeBridge program in 2011, Avaya has provided placements focused on offering hands-on training to job seekers looking to enhance their opportunities in the labour market. 80 per cent of job seekers that have successfully secured paid employment with the vast majority of those securing permanent roles at Avaya.
Embracing Avaya's philosophy of supporting initiatives in the local community 12 job seekers, all of whom are graduates were offered the opportunity to register for an intensive and fast tracked software engineering development curriculum.
Avaya's community outreach initative is based on their strengths and core values by sharing technical expertise and leveraging the strength of their employee volunteers, allowing them to continue to make a real difference within the local community in which they operate.
To acknowledge Avaya's contribution, representatives of The Department of Social Protection and ITAG members along with CEO Caroline Cawley O'Neill recently visited the Avaya Customer Experience Centre for JSSP Graduation Ceremony.