Equipping young people with practical skills for community project implementation.

  • Scope: Interactive Workshop on Soft Skills Required for Community Project Implementation
  • Client: The Challenge

Employability Town supports the Challenge in their delivery of their Reaching Communities program by equipping young people with practical skills for project implementation.

As the UK’s leading charity for building a more integrated society, The Challenge engages with a big lottery funded programme; Reaching Communities across Newham, Redbridge and Waltham Forest areas.

With the goal of helping young people to increase their skills, employability and aspirations, Reaching Communities provides young people with an opportunity to implement a self-designed social action project.

The programme is a 12 week course teaching project development, event management and marketing skills whilst participants design and implement their own community project.

As part of the program, Employability Town was invited to deliver an interactive workshop equipping a team of young people with set of soft employability skills supporting their project delivery.

During the 3 hour workshops, young people completed a range of interactive exercises gaining in-depth understanding of:

  • SMART goals – what are they and how to identify them for any type of projects and events.
  • Time Quadrants – how to break down the identified goals into manageable chunks and managed them effectively within time limits using four time quadrants.
  • Sales Pitch – how to present the established goals to investors, businesses and the local community using the language of benefits.

The workshop was packed with practical opportunities for young people to apply the above skills into the preparation of their event to raise awareness and fight stigma on mental health, drug abuse and relationship issues.

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