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Claremorris native appointed new chief executive of Sightsavers Ireland

Sightsavers Ireland has announced the appointment of Michael Marren from Claremorris as its new chief executive. Michael will replace John Fleming who has taken up a new position with the Rehab Group following 10 years with the organisation. Michael has served as head of operations of Sightsavers Ireland for the past two years and will bring a wealth of commercial and management experience to the role, having previously spent many years in the financial sector. Michael is a passionate advocate for equal opportunities for people with disabilities and is committed to seeking support for fledgling states to establish and develop their health systems in order to tackle the causes of preventable blindness in the developing world, while continuing the organisation’s strong support for post-conflict countries, particularly in Africa.

Mayo NLN centres win Excellence Through People Award

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Two National Learning Network centres in Mayo have been awarded an Excellence Through People award — Ireland's national standard for human resource development. The National Learning Network centres in Castlebar are two of the organisation’s 50 purpose-built training and employment centres across the country which train 13,000 people every year. This is the second time that National Learning Network, Rehab’s training and employment division has successfully attained the award, placing the organisation among the top 10 per cent of companies in the country that have achieved Excellence Through People to date.

Mayo man was instrumental in bringing European disability conference to Ireland

Some 17,710 people in Mayo have a disability, according to the latest figures released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO).

Call to remove working barriers for people with disabilities

People with disabilities in Galway face challenges and barriers to finding, securing, and retaining jobs, according to the Irish Association of Supported Employment which is calling on more to be done in the working world to ensure the promotion of more inclusive employment practices.

Mayo team get ball rolling for supported employment in Croke Park

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A contingent of Mayo people were pitch side in Croke Park a little earlier than usual this year— with ministerial approval.

Rehab launch €150,000 fund to help artists with disabilities

Artists with disabilities across Westmeath have been invited to apply for a grant to progress their work, it was revealed this week.

Visual and Performing Arts Fund

The Rehab Group has recently announced details of its new Visual and Performing Arts Fund, which is open to people in Mayo, and will provide €150,000 over the next five years to promote careers in the arts for people with disabilities and people with mental health difficulties.

Two-thirds of JobFit Skills initiative participants go further

Rehab’s innovative JobFit programme, which operated a centre in Kilkenny between August 2010 and March 2011, has revealed that 69 per cent of participants on the employment and training skills course in the city got a job or progressed on to further education or training.

JobFit Athlone gains employment for more than half the participants

Rehab’s innovative JobFit programme which operated a centre in Athlone between August 2010 and March 2011 has revealed today that 54 per cent of participants on the employment and training skills course in the town got a job or progressed on to further education or training. A total of 160 people who were unemployed enrolled in the centre and outcomes of participants were tracked up to October 31.

Rehabs JobFit participants enjoy career progress

Rehab’s innovative JobFit programme, which operated a centre in Castlebar between August 2010 and June 2011, has reported that 54 per cent of participants on the employment and training skills course in the town went on to secure a job or progressed on to further education or training. A total of 205 people who were unemployed enrolled in the centre and outcomes of participants were tracked up to October 31, 2011.

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