FÁS were invited by the Department of Enterprise, Jobs & Innovation to develop a special initiative to explore practical approaches to redressing the imbalance in Traveller unemployment, support Travellers already engaged in the Traveller economy and provide a Special Training Fund (small grants) to address the training needs of adult Travellers.
Key Aspects of the Initiative
The Special Initiative for Travellers focuses on job-ready Travellers and supports their access into employment and enterprise development.
In 2010 the Programme was delivered in thirteen areas nationally and in 2011 FAS is focusing on mainstreaming the service for travellers.
For further information about the Travellers Initiative, contact your local FÁS Office.