Community Employment Office


Ballybough & Inner City C.E. is located in O’Connell Secondary School. The C.E. Scheme was started by the Christian Brothers in 1992 and provided training courses and work experience for the long-term unemployed people of the locality. The project was funded by FAS until 2011. It is now funded by the Dept. Social Protection. The Project is currently supported and sponsored by the Principal, Deputy Principal and Secretary of O’Connell Secondary and Primary schools.

The aim of the project is to help in the upskilling of the participants in order to meet the changing demands of the workplace and help them to enter or re-enter the workforce. The project implements a targeted training plan in order to meet the training needs of the participants as well as offering them worthwhile work and valuable work experience, both onsite and offsite.

Currently the Project has 36 participants employed. The project helps to provide services to the elderly, childcare, tourism, information services for immigrants, community centers, youth services and meals on wheels.

Participants who completed their time on the project have found employment in various sectors including administration, childcare, special needs assistants, full and part-time carers, information officers, hotel and restaurant staff and many other areas.

The Project has a very good progression rate and meets its targets annually.