Chris Lyttle MLA said: “This is good news and a boost for jobseekers. The scheme will provide excellent work experience in the voluntary and community sector to people looking for work.
“This is obviously an extremely difficult time for employment and the Step Ahead scheme provides very valuable experience for people to boost their employability.
“Minister for Employment & Learning, Stephen Farry, is doing an important job in upskilling our workforce and providing opportunities for people seeking employment. This good news demonstrates the Minister’s ability to deliver for our economy and he must be commended for securing the funding to enable this project to go ahead.”