Supporting Refugees from Ukraine

NCGE has developed information to support FET and adult guidance provision and career management for refugees arriving from Ukraine to Ireland. As part of several national working groups and committees, NCGE continue to inform national discussions toward the development of supports for Refugees and Asylum seekers in Ireland. NCGE recognises the challenges and implications for (ETB) Adult guidance services tasked by SOLAS and ETBI as “1st point of contact” for Ukrainian refugees.

Expertise in (ETB) Adult Education Guidance Service (AEGS) delivery of Career Guidance support to Refugees, International Protection Applicants and Migrants takes account of psychological issues and social, personal, and educational considerations in supporting all individuals to navigate the Irish system and to facilitate inclusion, informed choice, and career development planning along the lifespan.

Recognising the emergency and refugee crisis for Ukrainians; EU, State and voluntary services have been galvanized to deliver supports. This has generated a flow of discussions, arrangements and agreements coming from a range of sources. It is vital that the Irish policy context and practice implications for FET and (ETB) AEGS is therefore further supported.
As the situation is continuously evolving, this document is intended to offer the current understandings regarding the education, training and career opportunities and services relevant to the provision of adult guidance counselling to Ukrainian Refugees in Ireland. It is vital that information is contextualized where appropriate. NCGE intend to update this document as national arrangements continue to be agreed and announced.
Friday, April 22, 2022