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Pilot workshop recruitement for Senior Pass Participants
introducing SENIOR PASS project, the E portfolio platform and benefits of the training programme that will enable older and experienced candidates the opportunity to engage in a personalised development programme to assist with future or further employment and training, with opportunities to travel to Europe to exchange skills and professional competencies in an informal setting.
At the end of the Introductory workshop ,we engaged 30 interested candidates who were able to work together, share and discuss the issues and barriers affecting older people and employment:
We also demonstrated the benefits of upcycling your CV and personal statements as well as providing test drive the Senior Pass Portal, to upload career and portfolio of achievements
To be done:
An introductory session to create awareness of Senior Pass project to local unemployed seniors residing in Toxteth
Bringing local agencies and their service users together. opportunities for Question and Answers regarding the themes, topics and outcomes that the project aims to deliver.
Opportunities for Seniors to engage in learning new skills, utilize e- platforms more effectively and actively participate in job seeking pursuits, including developing CV’s, personal statements and other employment application process.
MATERIALS AND RESOURCES NEEDED:
Dry Wipe Pens
STEP BY STEP PROCESS:
Introductions and welcomes
activity prompts and organising group work.
Sugar paper and dry wipe pens ( participants will jot down their responses on sugar paper and present responses to whole group
Respond to feedback
Plenary – Further explanation of project aims and objective
to provide information and access to IT , computers and digital learning to enhance
A great turn out, with over 30 people taking part in the introductory workshop.
The workshop was supported by the local job centre, who promoted the project to benefit claimants.
Feedback received was positive. Many felt that the project was exactly ‘What the community needed’ as older people were overlooked in the job market and needed additional support.
Organisations supporting the event were Merseyside African Elders, Wheel Meet Again, South Liverpool Community Transport, Toxteth Town hall, Toxteth Job Centre, Mary Seacole House, and other referrals and self referrals.
NOTES FOR FURTHER USE:
DOCUMENTS, HANDOUTS RELATED TO THE ACTIVITY:
PowerPoint, E-portal, Sugar paper, post it notes and Flip chart responses