FabLab Belfast CORE is an ESF funded a bespoke NEETS (young persons not engaged in employment, education or training) focused project where practical hands on learning in a FabLab is accredited through the Open College Network (OCN) to gain level 1 qualifications in design and digital fabrication. This programme has high level s of accreditation, retention and engagement for participants . The Belfast Fab Lab’s work in this area was the subject of a recent BBC documentary - True North: Jobs for the Boys (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08j01z3) where filmmakers tracked three young unemployed men in their journey to gain new skills, confidence and experiences through exposure to a Fab Lab as a means to re-enter education or the workplace.