Ballymun Job Centre (BJC) was established in response to a chronic unemployment and social exclusion problem, BJC has developed a reputation in provision of client-centred career-guidance IAG and employability skills development of those facing multiple and complex barriers to social inclusion, mobility and sustained employment.
BJC has extensive experience and demonstrable impact of designing and developing innovative responses to ‘market failure’, including Internet (web-based) guidance tools.
Coordination and participation of international projects in the areas of Vocational Education and Training VET, Youth and Adult Education for the last 15 years have had a great impact on the Career Guidance practices, labour market research and support to a range of communities.
BJC is part of the MetropolisNet international network, aiming to develop local strategies for employment and social inclusion in a number of European cities, organising innovative projects under the Erasmus+, ESF and other programmes, based on exchange of best practice, job shadowing, staff training, development of Communities of Practice, promotion of new opportunities and approaches to Career Guidance, strategic research and evaluation. BJC implements European policy within their own community, outreach to local, regional and national stakeholders to improve quality and access to education, training and employment.