More than 150 customers attend employability and training day in Morden
On Wednesday (20 January) more than 150 unemployed young people and adults attended an Employability and Training Activity Day, organised by Prospects colleagues providing the Work Programme in Morden, London.
Colleges and training organisations that attended included SCOLA, which offers part-time, day and evening adult education courses; Beckett Cooperation Ltd, which offers training related to transport and disability and South Thames College, one of the largest further education colleges in London. The Money Advice Service helped customers with personal finance issues, including how to manage debt. A colleague from the National Career Service, which Prospects provides, gave careers advice and information on a wide range of jobs, training course resources and funding.
Simon, an Employment Support Allowance customer who attended, said: “I found there was a diverse availability of information and courses available. I found this day at Morden to be very useful; I got lots of information and I have found the course I would like to pursue”.
Katie Cordeal, London Work Programme Employment Advisor based in Morden, said: “We strive to improve the life chances, skills and aspirations of everyone we support and most importantly to provide a high quality of service to all our customers. It was great to have feedback from customers, who have said that the wide range of advice and information available will indeed enable them to develop their skills and increase chances of employment.”
Jonathan Starling-Cross, Operations Director for the Work Programme in London, said: “I’m delighted the team has organised such a successful day which has helped so many customers. These innovative types of events engage and enthuse customers. I am sure that as a result of the day, many customers will progress into training, education and employment. Thanks to all colleagues who made this day possible.”