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Helping young people find direction toward further education and employment.

Youth Vocation and Training

Alongside local YMCAS, we deliver high quality training programmes that accommodates a diverse range of students in an informal academic environment specialising in youth work and project based learning.

STEP Programme

Based in the Cork Region, STEP programme aims to help young people aged between 17-25 reach their full potential and suits those:

  • who have left school or college early
  • who are unemployed
  • who require space and support to re-evaluate their future
  • referred by an agency for a specific  educational or personal need


Based in Cork City, ELEVATE is a Special Category CE Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation programme based in Cork City YMCA and works with young people aged between 18-25 years.

The course promotes growth and development activities including one to one support on their recovery and on their individual learning plans. 

Find out more about the ELEVATE Programme

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