The You Can programme is for adults aged 16+ living in Tendring who would like to have an insight into working in the Health & Care sectors. The programme comprises of 6 virtual sessions delivered over three weeks by Adult Community Learning (ACL) and is being offered free of charge.
This programme is the first step in accessing information about working in the Health & Care sectors. There are no exams or tests to take, it is purely informative and supportive of anyone who wants to help improve their employability chances. Once the participant has completed the 5 modules, ACL will provide a personalised one to one session to support people in their next steps, whether that be further training, apprenticeships or employment.
The first session of this programme will launch the week beginning 11th January 2021 and has a maximum of twenty spaces.
Lisa Llewelyn, Director of Workforce for the Suffolk & North East Essex ICS said, “We are working with a number of local partners to introduce the people of Tendring to the wide range of training and employment options available. It also supports people with interview skills, job hunting in the digital age and CV writing.”
Charlotte Smith, a participant from the recent Colchester Health & Care Academy said, “I wanted to widen my knowledge about the healthcare profession and due to Covid-19, opportunities seemed a little limited. The programme has also helped me learn transferable skills for future roles, such as CV writing and interview skills. The health care professionals you speak to make you feel comfortable, and I was able to ask as many questions as I liked. I now know I want to go to university and my ambition is to become a midwife.”
You Can is part of the wider Suffolk & North East Essex ICS Health and Care Academy programme, which is a partnership initiative aiming to address health inequalities and diversity by enhancing employment opportunities for young people and adults. Partnering with a range of organisations including local schools, colleges, the Prince’s Trust, employers, the voluntary sector and the local DWP, a series of targeted activities are being offered to young people aged 14-18, and adults living in Tendring.
The Health & Care Academy offers an opportunity to learn about the NHS and social care and the vast array of roles within these sectors and routes in. Participants have an opportunity to meet a range of health and care professionals and ask them questions and gain insight into and understanding of the work they do.
To find out more please visit https://aclessex.com/youcan/