EDUCATION & EMPLOYMENT PROJECT
‘Creating pathways to employment’
“Our mission is to improve and enhance the employability and skills for individuals by providing training, information, advice and guidance.”
The Education & Employment (E&E) Project was established in April 2006 to support people who are traditionally ‘hard to reach’ and classified as NEET (Not in Education, Employment and Training).
Aim of the project is to help people, particularly those living in disadvantaged urban communities to re-engage in mainstream society and improve their quality of life.
It provide a holistic service which is tailored to meet the needs of the local community. This includes a wide range of community, educational, employment initiatives to help people get closer to the labour market and help them progress within the selected pathway.
Osmani Trust is a registered training organisation and an approved centre to deliver regulated qualification with different awarding bodies.
As a well-established charity with a history spanning more than 40 years, it has built excellent relationships with a wide range of referral organisations, from other youth centers, family centers, community centers, schools, colleges, housing estates, GP surgeries, NHS Trust, Metropolitan Police, JCP and the local authority.
Given the breadth of provision, staff from the E&E team are able to support participants with the following;
- In-depth needs assessment via our custom diagnostic tool
- Effective, and meaningful action planning
- Ongoing support via Information, Advice and Guidance – IAG
- Non-accredited training, confidence building, employability skills, life skills, budgeting
- Accredited qualifications
- CV writing, job search
- Job applications
- Interview support
- Work experience placements
- Volunteering opportunities
- In-work support
From the delivery of some of the programs and contracts the project has established good relation with small-to-medium sized business (SMB), SME and large enterprises. Through partnership and networking it has supported many people into employment.
As an example of how the project performed and continues to work with employers would be in 2011 in partnership with The East London Communities Organisation. The E&E project was involved in recruiting for the 2012 London Olympics jobs. It held a job fair at Osmani Centre which attracted over 400 participants to find employment in catering, cleaning, hospitality and the security sector at Stratford Olympic Park.