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Enterprising Women in Employment 


Aim of project

The project aims to support women from Migrant Communities by equipping them with the necessary skills to move closer to accessing further training, volunteering and employment opportunities. Project participants will :

Be empowered to recognise their own skills strengths and weaknesses; enabling them to apply both work related skills and experiences, and transferrable non work related attributes to increase their future employability skills.

Develop the capacity to increase their communication, ITC, assertiveness, self–esteem and confidence building skills to feel more comfortable and competent in researching and applying for future training, volunteering and employment opportunities.

By the end of the project each course participant will have a developed action plan which will support them to achieve their chosen progression routes towards increasing skills that will help them to access future training, volunteering and employment opportunities.

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Delivery elements

Course participants will engaged in the following activities:

A series of group cooking activities will be organised to encourage participants to feel at ease and comfortable discussing and exploring career and future training opportunities with trainers and course peers.

1-1 Support Meetings and Group Discussions – trainers will conduct a skills analysis exercise by consulting and exploring with course participants their skills, experiences, strengths and weakness, job and career aspirations.

A capacity building programme to address gaps in participants’ low level basic soft skills. This will include participants engaging in interactive exercises to increase and improve their communication, presentation, interview assertiveness, confidence building and self-esteem skills.

Information Technology training to gain skills and awareness in how to conduct on-line job search, prepare a basic curriculum vitae, and job covering letter.

Develop individual action plans with agreed set achievable tasks which will support each course participant to attain reasonable goals which will enable them to move closer training and employment markets in the future.

 

Measuring the journey

The following qualitative and quantitative data will be collected to measure the project’s impact upon beneficiaries:

Participants’ Audit Skills Analysis - identifies existing skills, past and present experiences, and addresses training need gaps.

Questionnaires - assess improvements in project participant’s skill development levels.

Action Learning plans - trainers and project participants’ agree a plan of action to support each course recipient to set achievable goals and targets that will enable them to move closer to future training and employment markets.

One to One interviews, Group Sessions, Staff Observation and Participants Testimonials - identifies project participants development progress, motivation, levels of interests, and perceived perceptions of own achievements



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