EPIC helps immigrants to increase their job readiness. During 2012 the programme placed 203 people in employment, education or volunteering positions.
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The EPIC Programme contributes to the National and EU Integration policy by supporting immigrants to become financially independent and socially integrated in Ireland. It provides pre-employment training, opportunities for work placements and tailored individual support to access education and employment.
During 2012 a total of 288 persons engaged with EPIC and 203 of those were placed in employment, education or volunteering positions. The training and personalised services provided the participants with the necessary knowledge and skills to succeed in the work and education environment in Ireland and also increased their understanding of the Irish system and their social integration. The placement rate of the programme for 2012 was 70%.
The EPIC programme is funded by the Office for the Promotion of Migrant Integration (formerly the Office of the Minister for Integration) under the Department of Justice and Equality and co-financed under the European Social Fund Human Capital Operational Programme 2007-2013. BT, CPL, Ericsson, Matheson & Bank of Ireland are key business partners for this initiative. EPIC also works in cooperation with Cairde, Citizens Information Service, Dublin City North Volunteer Centre, The Equality Authority and the INOU.