PCA @ Sally Gardens are delighted to have been successful for Call 3 ESF Employability Programme. The Call 3 Employability and Training programme has been launched in Sally Gardens Community Centre. This programme is for any person over the age of 18 not in work and/or economically inactive. i.e. not in work or receiving benefits. We can also support school leavers and people who work 16 hours a week or less. This programme is funded by European Social Fund, DfE,Urban Villages and Belfast City Council.
Programmes and support will be available to assist employment in all sectors but we have specific courses and programmes in sectors such as administration, construction, hospitality, beauty and health and social care. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel 02890 627250.
Well done and congratulations to participants on our Building Your Future Project who have completed their DIY Maintenance Course achieving their Level 1 qualification. The group learnt basic practical skills and enhanced their knowledge on plumbing and electrical installations.
As part of our Department for Communities Employability Skills Development Programme 38 participants completed Level 2 Certificate in Holistic Health and Complementary Therapies qualification, designed to provide an understanding of the importance of one’s own health/well-being and the theory and practice associated with holistic health and well-being. Participants developed an understanding of the impact of nutrition, stress and emotions on health/well-being and how this can be alleviated using complementary therapies.
In the absence of face to face recruitment events, we have utilized all engagement methods , Zoom, Facebook, UTUBE Channel and our online training platform as a key tools for engagement with both current and potential participants. We have continued to post regularly about upcoming courses many of which have been delivered online. During lockdown, participants completed an online cookery programme whereby they received weekly videos which they were tasked with making. The participants then took photographs of their masterpieces and forwarded these onto the tutor. They were able to complete both units of their qualification through information received in the videos and regular sessions on telephone and/or in group chats. Regular group and one to one mentoring sessions have also been carried out both via Zoom and in person each week at the Colin Allotments. These sessions have proved to be beneficial to the participants and helps us recognise who needs additional support and/or signposted. Our Horticulture project has been extremely successful delivered at Colin Allotments for further programme details contact email@example.com.
As part of our Building Your Future project, 16 participants who have enrolled on the level 1 Vocational Skills qualification have undertaken a unit in make-up application. The group have been learning about the application of concealer and foundation and how to perfect bridal application, ersonal skills. All participants are given the opportunity to practice on each other and are encouraged to take photos to build up their own portfolio for their own personal development. Many have expressed an interest in progressing via a social enterprise. Well done everyone! Project funded by European Social Fund, DfE, Urban Villages and supported through Belfast City Council Capacity Build Grant.