Northern Ireland housing visitors in fact-finding stay
Incommunities has been showcasing its work investing in young housing talent to a group of Northern Ireland housing officials.
The representatives from Supporting Communities NI, a group set up to promote grass roots community participation, met Incommunities managers to find out more about its apprenticeship and GEM development programmes, vocational routes into housing careers and the help on offer to support tenants looking for work.
The visitors toured Incommunities’ Construction Training Centre which provides a purpose-built base for the group’s award winning apprenticeship training as well as a learning resource for job seekers and school and college students.
The visit was arranged through the Northern Ireland Housing Executive, the public body responsible 86,000 homes across the country.
Incommunities’ Group Chief Executive Geraldine Howley said: “We were delighted to host this visit and share our experiences developing housing leaders of the future and encouraging young people to improve their skill levels.
“They also learnt more about how we invest in our workforce to help build the skills needed in an organisation fit for the 21st century.
“The visit builds on our growing links with the Northern Ireland Housing Executive, who are one of our key partners in our GEM programme.”