Building Futures Training Initiative

Course started: September 2016

This is a 12 month Course


What is Building Futures?

The INOU Initiative ‘Building Futures’ is an exciting and innovative programme – currently in its fifth year - that includes delivering an Education Training Board (ETB) training course and associated workplace internships which draws on participants own life experiences to enable them to become peer educators, trainers and mentors. The courses is for those experiencing or have experienced long-term unemployment and/or precarious  work histories. 


Building Futures originated as part of the Mount Street Trust Employment Initiative funded by the Mount Street Trust. Our other partners in that Initiative were the Ballymun Job Centre and OPEN. The Initiative was managed by  WRC Social and Economic Consultants Ltd.  

The primary aims of Building Futures is to:

  • Support participants to become effective communicators, trainers, peer supports, mentors, facilitators and community workers.
  • Develop a participant’s expertise to  use his/her own life experience effectively for training.
  • Develop the capacities of local communities experiencing disadvantage through training unemployed people to become Trainers and Community Workers. 
For details on how to apply for the Building Futures initiative or if you would like more information please talk to us on 01-8560088 or click here  to send our training team an e-mail

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 Building Futures is a Local Training Initiative