The project was enabled to communicate with unemployed struggle to integrate, socially isolated and incredibly hard to reach and to find employment. The participants have accessed to employability skills training, improve language, job searching, learning the language needed to read and complete applications, CV writing and interview skills. The project has developed confidence to take strategic steps to make changes in their life and a better understanding of personal style and impact. The participants had potential opportunity to take part in CV writing and interview skills and most of them never had CVs in the past. The project has been most successful. Most of the participants were women and transformed their lives.
- The project has helped the unemployed to actively participate in social well being of the individual, families and wider communities and impact on community cohesion.
- Explore the wider benefits of adult and community learning in relation to health, well-being, social cohesion, involvement with local organisation through work experience and sharing and learning as one community.
- A quick transition into a new job or the skills and confidence to continue looking for work on their own.
S is a 33-year-old woman from Pakistan, who arrived in the UK in 2012 and she has two children. She went to school in Pakistan but and cannot read nor write in English language but able to speak a bit English.
S said: “ESOL for Employability course helped me a little to improve my communication with people. I started to look for a job, but nobody employed me because of my English. I started doing my ESOL course at Ameina Centre. The ESOL course is very important to me because in the future I want to do teaching in a school/nursery, so ESOL will help me to improve my spelling, grammar, speaking skills, to get better job and to be independent.”
S is now able to follow and participate in simple conversations, she can read and write her own personal information and can read simple words and text. S has constructed a CV during the course and now she’s seeking for a volunteer position in locality.