Employability Programme

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The Inspiring Transformation Project provides a series of workshops designed to be informative, thought provoking, inspiring and transforming. The target groups are either African or Caribbean/BME members of the community who are currently trying to enter the employment market, get a placement or internship. Or they are employers who are interested in helping these members of the community to achieve their employability aspirations and goals; a helping hand so to speak.

Financial and Social Inclusion is an ongoing challenge for many community members; which as we know subsequently leads to a variety of underpinning issues such as ill health, mental illness, relationship problems, exclusion from the Scottish communities in general.

Our work here at the Next Step Initiative through our Development and Inspiring Transformation project is tailor made to help address these challenges through our participants (participants and employers); as well as through a contribution to those in authority (e.g. Government policy makers).

The project is designed to support all stakeholders and participants to ensure there are benefits for all who take part. We focus on a WIN/WIN ethos and look forward to working with you in a variety of capacities.

Initially, there are 5 workshops available but as the year progresses we will be offering additional workshops based upon participants and employers feedback and suggestions. Furthermore, underpinning this will be the results of our Community Needs Audit which will also drive the types of courses we develop in future to ensure we are actively contributing to the integration of African or Caribbean/BME members into the Scottish community.

This autumn we would like to invite you to attend the following culturally sensitive courses and workshops.

         NB:  Your status is not a problem because this is free training and not paid employment.

Our “Employability Programme” is delivered across a series of half day or full day workshops/training sessions.

You are welcome to attend one, some or all.

How to Book your place:

Download your booking form and email back to Dr Rosemary Sleith  Email r.sleith@nextstepinitiative.org

OR

Hardcopy forms maybe collected at Next Step Initiative, Africa House, 300, Broomloan Rd, Glasgow, G51 2JQ  these should be completed and returned by post for the attention of Dr Rosemary Sleith

OR

By hand to the Next Step Initiative Reception, Africa House, 300, Broomloan Rd, Glasgow, G51 2JQ  these for the attention of Dr Rosemary Sleith.

Inspiring Transformation Employability Autumn Programme

Courses and workshops

  1. Title: Confidence Building  

The aim of this workshop is to HELP YOU to:

  • Make you feel more comfortable in promoting yourself to future employers.
  • Identify your skills and attributes.
  • Introduce you to the world of work and how to travel through it in a confident way.

Free Half day workshop 10 am – 1pm

This is a standalone workshop and is open to job seekers and non job seekers.

  1.  Title:    “Step 1 to Employment”

The aim of this workshop is to HELP YOU to:

  • Identify sources of employment.
  • Explore ways of being pro-active and taking ownership of your own job search strategy.
  • Develop a plan to support you through the job searching journey.
  • Keep records of your journey.

Free Half day workshop 10 am – 1pm

All job seekers welcome or potential job seekers welcome

  1. Title:     “Step 2 to Employment”

The aim of this workshop is to HELP YOU to:

  • Build your own network.
  • Develop ways of communicating with potential employers.
  • Explore ways of marketing yourself to potential employers.

Free Half day workshop 10 am – 1pm

All job seekers welcome or potential job seekers welcome

  1. Title: “Step 3 to Employment”

The aim of this workshop is to HELP YOU to:

  • Develop your writing skills.
  • Get to grips with the terminology used by employers in job adverts and job descriptors.
  • Understand what a covering letter needs to include and how to write one.

Free Half day workshop 10 am – 1pm

All job seekers welcome or potential job seekers welcome

  1. Title: “Step 4 to Employment”

The aim of this training day is to HELP YOU to:

Part 1 (10.00am till 12.00)

  • Complete application forms.
  • Understand what you are being asked.
  • Recognise your skills and competencies.
  • Power write your responses.
  • Explore ways of getting across what you need to in the most effective way.
  • Introduce you to the Etiquette of using Referees

Part 2 (12.30 till 2.30pm)

The aim of this workshop is to HELP YOU to:

  • Identify what type of CV you need for what job.
  • Know what to put where.
  • Understand what competencies are and how to show them on your CV.
  • Explore power writing for CV’s.
  • Introduce you to the Etiquette of using Referees.

Free 1 day training

All job seekers welcome or potential job seekers welcome