Skills Exchange Project
Upskilling young people!
Empowering young lives!
We are a non for profit organisation that guide and mentor at risk youngsters using the skills they already have and channel them into progressive and law abiding ventures. Guiding them into fulfilling area’s that they may not know exist or may not know how to access such area’s of business or professions. Our services also include mentorship, personal finance and life skills.
WHO WE ARE
We are a new organisation who’s remit is fivefold.
To help young people make use of their existing skills and develop new skills to have them in a better position to face the job market.
To help youth ex offenders face the job market with the best possible chance for employment
To help young people in an early intervention capacity to steer them into good career choices and prospects
To mentor young people from the local and BAME community and signpost them in the aspirations of their choice
An introduction to trading and the financial markets, we believe this is a great skill to have and if mastered delegates can sustain themselves and S.E.P. has routes to find employment
WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO?....
Working in partnership with AYBI and the Living Centre a survey was conducted with the young people they work with as to what services they felt they would like to see offered and what they could benefit from and it was a resounding workshops in employability and many expressed an interest in learning about financial markets and personal finance
EVIDENCE OF NEED
Camden is an inner city borough with some wards being some of the deprived in the capital. The ethnic make up of Camden falls heavily under BAME with 42% of young people in BAME community. There has been an increase in young people from the borough entering the Criminal Justice system for the first time. Unemployment stands at 15% among 16 -29 yr olds in the area substantially above the national average. Young people with money concerns are twice as likely to report mental health issues.
We at the Skills Exchange Project intend to change these statistics!
WHAT WE OFFER… see Services tab
At Skills Exchange Project we have experienced facilitators in Post 16 education with CELTA, PGCE and AET qualifications. Also have vast experience in FE colleges and Adult centre’s in and around London.
We also have an ex city worker with an IAG certificate and ACSI accreditations from the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investments to guide our beneficiaries through the much demanded Introduction to Trading.
These workshops will be held three times a week for three hours at a time. If demand increases then we will increase the frequency of the workshops.
To give mentorship and direction, provide workshops and surgeries to young offenders, at risk youth and young people from both the BAME and wider community.