Career School

by Yusuf Kar in London, Greater London, United Kingdom

Career School

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We will train 60 disadvantaged young migrants via a 6 month's Career School to improve their confidence, skills, and chances of employment.

by Yusuf Kar in London, Greater London, United Kingdom

Time to help (UK) provides a range of charitable services for migrants (refugees and Asylum Seekers) in the UK. We offer advocacy and representation for disadvantaged and vulnerable members of the community addressing key issues such as advancing health and education, combating poverty, homelessness and isolation, promoting accessibility and equality and youth/gender specific programmes.

Based on our observations and the number of inquiries we receive, we have found out that newly arrived immigrants face many problems including unemployment, isolation, and the issues associated with adaptation to the UK culture. Also, there are several barriers they need to overcome such as lack of enough knowledge about the life in the UK, incompetency in speaking in English, and having a deprived background leading to lack of confidence and self-esteem. Through our new project named 'Career School', we would like to address these problems, train young migrants and enable them to get into employment.

In practice, we aim to engage over 60 disadvantaged young migrant people with a BAME background and categorised as NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training) in 3 groups over 6 months through a newly designed online 'Career School' which will last 12 sessions of 3 hours per attendant (36 hours per person). 

The programme will be spread into three parts; 

1. Introduction; 

2. Success Stories and Skill Building Activities; 

3. Career Day, Work Placement, Review and Celebration. 

We will fill the majority of places on the course with disadvantaged migrant learners, mostly refugees, who have multiple disadvantages such as being new in the country, having a language barrier and being unemployed. Majority of the target attendants have also been observed to have low aspirations, low self-confidence and self-esteem thus to be at risk of being unemployed for a long time. 

Our Career School will: 

1. Inspire aspiration in underprivileged people 

2. Provide practical support and advice- tips and skills 

3. Provide work placement and network opportunity

Using a mix of basic business skills tuition and planning techniques complemented by dedicated tasks the participants will develop their employability and enterprise skills and gain an introduction to business world. 

Our project will provide a longer-term view to help disadvantaged people identify what is required for their individual journey towards entry into the world of work and mould their own learning pathway. 

The project will also help our organisation to keep key staff members in position for 6 months, enable us to pay our financial obligations which cannot be recovered through our usual activities anymore and train new volunteers who will be selected from participants.

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