Fast Track to Employment Programme: Social and Economic Integration of Refugees
Social and economic integration of refugees in the UK and other host countries is very low due to existing barriers to English language learning and specialised employment support. The barriers to learning English language result from issues of childcare, health, transportation costs, living in rural areas and long waiting lists to government funded classes.
Our Fast Track to Employment and Social Integration Programme for refugees addresses these barriers through:
- provision of qualified online English language classes; and
- support into employment
We work on building bridges between employers, communities and refugees through innovative approaches to language instruction and support into employment, volunteering work and training.
We have been successfully delivering the programme over the last two years in Northern Ireland. The programmes are commissioned by ESOL NI (VPRS) and funded by Department for the Economy since 2018.
This Social and Economic Integration of Refugees Programme provides:
Language for employment and social integration: A specialised online, live, programme that equips the participants with appropriate language skills making them ready for employment, further professional development, studies and life skills. The tutoring is delivered through an online virtual classroom, which effectively addressed the issues of childcare, health, transportation costs, living in rural areas and long waiting lists to government funded classes.
Support into employment: We work with employers and social enterprises that provide employment opportunities to the refugees, allowing them to obtain on the job training, income and socio-economic inclusion.