Supporting ethnic minority and EEM (Economic European Migrants) to increase their employability

This project aims to:


better support to help BME & EEM young people develop their learning skills and motivation to facilitate entry to more testing learning routes and higher level qualifications, and make more effective decisions in their learning careers;

• provide access to a wide range of work experience opportunities, including volunteering trials, work placement trials and participation in a wide range of community based activities;

• provide access to enhanced careers advice and in-depth careers information and guidance;

• provide access to a wider choice of learning and future career related programmes, including the provision of community-based learning opportunities outside the formal and traditional curriculum;

• work with the business and voluntary sectors to deliver innovative activities and events encouraging BME & EEM young people, especially young women, to take Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects;

• measure to promote and support links between schools and businesses to promote different career paths and raise awareness of different economic sectors and skill sets;

• target measures in schools and communities to raise awareness of the benefits of higher education, including the use of mentors as positive role models and opportunities to participate in information events delivered by HE institutions;

• support for positive action, with businesses and employers in particular, which challenges traditional assumptions and stereotypes of an individualʼs limitations;

• generate initiatives which promote improved understanding of sustainable development, contributing to improved life skills; and

• action to support the restructuring of the learning network providing better more equal access to vocational, work-based and work-related education and academic provision for BME & EEM young people.

This project has been supported by the European Social Fund through the Welsh Government with a completion date of 31.05.13.

It is delivered in partnership with the following organisations; Swansea YMCA, North Wales Regional Equality Council (NWREN), The Valleys Regional Equality Council (VALREC), YMCA Wales, & *Minority Ethnic Womenʼs Network (MEWN Swansea) *Minority Ethnic Womenʼs Network Swansea works with women only