Teenagers design youth employment website

A youth employment website designed by teenagers to help their peers find work and build their own business has been launched.

The new workwonders.ie site, devised by Cork City Comhairle na nÓg (Youth Council), provides a one-stop-shop for young job seekers. It has gathered the most relevant advice, tips and support in one place and presents it to young people from their own perspective.

It features sections on work and career preparation, advice on finding jobs, information on the range of supports for entrepreneurs as well as a user forum.

The website was created by the dynamic young members of the Comhairle in collaboration with a team of experts from the Cork Enterprise Board, UCC, the Cork Chamber of Commerce, city schools and other youth services.

Adrienne Rodgers, the head of local enterprise in Cork City’s Local Enterprise Office, hailed those involved in the project.

“I’ve been very impressed, not only by the grasp the organisers have of their situation but their understanding of the value of entrepreneurship in the employment mix,” she said.

“They have at all times shown wisdom and understanding beyond their years. I urge everyone young and old to visit the website”

Cllr Nicholas O’Keeffe (FF), one of the youngest elected members of Cork City Council, also praised all those involved.

“Cork City Comhairle na nÓg provides a very useful insight into the concerns of the next generation and we are happy to partner with them to improve employment prospects for the youth of the city,” he said.

There are 34 Comhairle na nÓg groups across Ireland, with members aged between 12 and 18.

The Cork City Comhairle na nÓg is the youth council representing Cork City.

  • www.workwonders.ie

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