The Race Equality Centre Jobs & Skills Fair
The Race Equality Centre (TREC) supported by Jobcentre Plus and Highfields Centre hosted a Jobs & Skills Fair on Thursday 13 February 2014 at the Highfields Centre. Fifteen employers, training providers and advice agencies showcased their services and job opportunities. The event promoted employment and development opportunities to the people of Leicester. Over 500 individuals attended the event, 80% of whom were from racial minority communities.
Two workshops were also delivered by business mentors from TREC’s Enterprising New Arrivals programme for people who wanted information on starting up a business. And, an internet café was set up for people who wanted access to online facilities to look for jobs.
The majority of the people attending said that they were satisfied with the quality of the information on offer from employers and service providers and with the overall event.
Exhibitors were each asked to provide structured, formal feedback on the benefits of the day. Richard Atkinson from Westminster Homecare who was advertising vacancies at the event stated:
“We were very impressed with the event yesterday and the standard of applicants we had. We are holding interviews for some 20 people who expressed an interest in our vacancies. But just to say that this was a well organised event and thank you for inviting us to take part.”
It is hoped that this will be the first of a series of employment related activities organised with the public and voluntary sector working in partnership to improve employment outcomes for Leicester’s residents.
Contact: Vinod Chudasama or Shabana Momin The Race Equality Centre
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The Race Equality Centre/Enterprising New Arrivals
Jobs & Skills Fair – Information
Date: Thursday 13th February 2014
Time: 10.00am to 4.00pm
Venue: The Highfields Centre, 96, Melbourne Rd, Leicester, LE2 0DS
The Race Equality Centre (TREC) through its Enterprising New Arrivals (ENA) programme supports the development and progression of individuals from Leicester’s new and emerging communities to progress into self-employment, employment or personal development. TREC is supported by Jobcentre Plus and The Highfields Centre to organise this event in order to provide information, advice and guidance to support individuals seeking employment and other development opportunities.
The Jobs & Skills Fair will be promoted and marketed by TREC/ENA in association with its partners to encourage individuals through its various community based networks and client records to attend this event.
We welcome local employers and information, advice and guidance service providers to promote and raise awareness of the employment and skills opportunities they have on offer to our communities, by having a stall at this event.
For your organisation the Jobs & Skills Fair will;
- Provide a stall for two members of your organisation to promote your opportunities.
- Access to individuals who want to take up your opportunities.
- Support and assistance from TREC, ENA, Jobcentre Plus & the Highfields Centre staff on the day.
- Luncheon vouchers for stall holders through the onsite “H-Café” and
- Parking facilities
If you are interested in taking part please contact:-
Vinod Chudasama or Shabana Momin
The Race Equality Centre
3rd Floor, Epic House,
Lower Hill Street,
Telephone: 0116 299 9800