Transition is a programme supporting young people aged between 15 and 29, living with a mild or moderate intellectual disability, towards employability.
Transition falls under the umbrella of the national Ability programme. Ability is co-financed by the Irish Government and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning 2014 to 2020.
Empower, partnering with disability service providers, established Transition in September 2018. Working with our key partners, Transition adopts a person-centred approach to identify the needs and supports required for each individual participant. In supporting participants towards becoming employed, Transition also connects in with and builds key alliances with potential work placement organisations in the Community and Voluntary sectors where the participant can gain invaluable work experience and training to benefit them in the longer term.
The central focus is to move forward to a place where the participant is integrated into mainstream employment and can access other services offered through Empower while remaining connected to current Disability Service providers.