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Tower Hamlets residents invited to construct their careers

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Published by Ashley-Rae for East Thames Housing Group in Housing and also in Communities, Education

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A construction course for unemployed Tower Hamlets residents is on the look out for new trainees to build on its success of last year, which saw over half of participants go on to find work.

Construct your Career is currently calling for new participants who would like to learn new skills and receive help to get a job. It is run by East Potential (part of local housing groupEast Thames) in partnership with The Building Crafts College giving Tower Hamlets unemployed residents the skills training, on-the-job experience and qualifications to work on a construction site. Graduates also receive support to find employment through contractors with apprenticeship opportunities.

Last year’s Construct Your Career course ran in July and was a huge success, with 13 out of the 18 graduates getting a job upon completion. Two lucky graduates were also awarded prestigious awards for their determination and progress and were invited by Secretary for Work and Pensions Iain Duncan Smith to visit the Houses Of Parliamenton Remembrance Day for a guided tour.

East Potential’s employment programmes manager,John Brysonsaid: “Last year we launched the Construct your Career programme for the first time in Tower Hamlets and the outcome was life changing for many participants. This year I hope we can mirror that success and help even more residents get on the right path to their dream.”

Tower Hamlets resident and Construct your Career course graduate Sean who went on to complete his City and Guilds qualification and is now enrolled in a carpentry course at the Building Crafts College said: "It was fantastic to be given the great opportunity of getting involved with the construction training. The course really helped me feel less isolated and more confident. I have learnt skills that will help me in my life and help me get a job.”

The next construct your career course starts March 26th. To register please contact the employment and training team by emailing ete@east-thames.co.uk or call 0208 522 2221 by March 12th.

 

 

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