Work to Learn

Youth Work Ireland Work to Learn Programme

Work to Learn is a work experience programme for young people who have struggled in mainstream education and who are at risk of becoming involved in the juvenile justice system. The programme employs a youth work approach to support marginalised young people in developing self-esteem, finding pathways to work and strengthening their engagement in mainstream education.

Work to Learn was developed by Ossory Youth and supported with the assistance of State Street. The programme sensitise participants to the world of work, work ability skills, structured placements and task-led reflections. 

The aims of the Work to Learn Programme are:

  • Support Marginalised Young People
  • Develop Pathways to Employment
  • Work with Young People to Develop Workable Skills
  • Build Self-Esteem
  • Strengthen Engagment in Mainstream Education 


​For more information contact Matthew Seebach