Supporting 16-24 Year Olds
The CORE team assist people aged 16-24 living in the North Belfast and Newtownabbey areas through a support service that provides clients with an opportunity to achieve their goals through free training and employability skills. Working from home would indeed bring new challenges but challenges the CORE team were confident they could overcome.

When lockdown hit, our team asked the same questions as everyone else. “How long will this last? What does this mean for me and my family? How can we continue to support our clients in such uncertain times?”

New Challenges
These and many more questions (that everyone has asked lately,) left us pondering on how we could continue in our roles and how best to adapt to remote working, whilst maintaining the needs of our clients, who rely on us for support in finding employment.

Working From Home
Working hard from their home offices, our staff have successfully continued to engage with their clients through eLearning and the development of new online resources. They offer CV building skills, advice on effectively completing job application forms and guidance with online registrations for college enrolments. They are also available to provide interview techniques, job search support and one to one confidence building via our in-house tutor or through our referral process to organisations specialised in offering classes focusing building self-esteem.

Social Media
CORE expanded its use of social media and marketing, creating new videos and job postings through a variety of platforms highlighting jobs locally and our training videos to connect with clients and employers.

Planning for the Future
We are planning for a future beyond the current crisis. We are ready to “hit the ground running” as restrictions are lifted. We have a new and bespoke suite of training courses available to include Driving lessons, Make-up Artistry, SIA training, skills for employment, Forklift training and many more fun and dynamic training courses that can help our clients enhance their employment prospects and succeed in their chosen future careers.

Since April 2020 we have successfully supported 10 clients into work and have newly registered over 70 people onto the programme.

Whatever the future holds for our society and whatever the “new norm” might be, the CORE team is here to help.

For more information on CORE Project and to register with us, contact us on 07752190297 or find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/coreproject1/

A copy of the Training Prospectus can be downloaded by clicking on the link below:

https://www.ashtoncentre.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/A4-Training-Prospectus-2020-Online-8-06-2020.pdf

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