Learning, Skills and Work (LSW)
St Basils Church
Heath Mill Lane
|Phone||0121 772 2483|
St Basils Learning, Skills and Work service is available to all our young residents, whether they are living in supported accommodation or supported lodgings.
The aim of St Basils Learning, Skills and Work (LSW) team is to engage St Basils residents aged 16-25 and provide quality information, advice and guidance (IAG). The support available through LSW is designed to empower young people to engage in meaningful activities including employment, education and training. The overriding goal is to help them to develop the skills needed to achieve their goals for the future and become truly independent, maintaining their own tenancy and supporting themselves or working towards this aim.
How Learning, Skills and Work helps
LSW Officers work closely with young people to support them on the best possible pathway, help them access opportunities and remove any barriers. Young people are assisted in identifying their aims and aspirations using a tool known as the ‘Work Star’ which also helps them track and measure their progress.
Classes and group work:
The majority of St Basils larger accommodation projects have designated training rooms with computers and internet access available meaning a lot of training, workshops and exams for qualifications can be held ‘in-house’. This helps removes barriers caused by travel costs, isolation or low confidence.
The LSW team also works in partnership with a range of other organisations to provide classes and opportunities both in-house and externally including literacy and numeracy, creative writing, and employability amongst others.
|Categories||Employment, Education and Training|