Fast Track to Employment Programme: Social and Economic Integration of Refugees
Maximpact’s Fast Track to Employment and Social Integration Programme is designed to assist refugees in learning English, and any additional vocational skills needed, in order to become employed in their host countries. In this way, we facilitate social and economic integration for displaced people who are faced with two challenges when arriving in a new country: not being able to communicate in English and not being able to find jobs.
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 programme aims to build bridges between employers, communities and refugees through innovative approaches, which we have been successfully implementing 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:
ESOL 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.