WANTED! Unemployed residents living in Digbeth/Highgate to participate in iSE’s Enterprise Match Project!
Situated in the heart of Digbeth, iSE has been awarded a grant to support unemployed residents into work through a mixture of soft skill development, mentoring and voluntary work experience.
The Enterprise Match project will develop the skills of up to twenty unemployed residents by linking them with voluntary work experience placements within local social enterprises, community groups, charities, small businesses and not-for profit organisations.
Digbeth and Highgate have been targeted as one of Birmingham’s priority neighbourhoods, due to high levels of unemployment and economic inactivity. One of the many social enterprises in Digbeth, iSE are keen to take action to support the regeneration of the area and support local residents to take a more active role in their local economy.
Participants in the Enterprise Match project will attend workshops with an experienced iSE advisor to prepare them for a placement (from two weeks to three months in duration). iSE will continue to support participants even after their voluntary work placements are over, offering advice on how to best utilise the skills they have gained and how to present them to potential employers.
It is hoped that this project will not only help remove barriers to employment, but also encourage residents to become more active in their community.
If you are a local organisation that would like to provide a voluntary work placement opportunity, or if you are an unemployed resident in Digbeth or Highgate keen to get involved, then please contact iSE on 0121 771 1411 or email Marla Nelson. Further information is included in the poster below: