Both VTOS and Youthreach are targeted labour market interventions to bring early school leavers and the unemployed up to the stage of being work-ready.
VTOS is funded to provide accredited training for unemployed, lone parents and a small number of other DSP categories.
Age Group 21+ years
Referrals VTOS students must be approved by the Department of Social Protection. They can self-refer or be referred by statutory and voluntary agencies including Guidance Service and DSP.
VTOS runs for the normal academic calendar 26/08 - 1/06 with mid-term, Christmas and Easter closures. Programme runs for 30 hours per week over 5 days.