Employability Training with Porchlight residents
Being homeless can count against you when going for a job. Now, Bluewater and its co-owner Land Securities are working with Porchlight and The Learning Shop to tackle this all-too-common problem. They are paying for employment training which will help Porchlight residents overcome the disadvantages they faced in the past. The week-long course is being delivered by The Learning Shop.
The vast majority of people that Porchlight support want to find work, but a lack of recent work experience or relevant skills can be a real barrier to doing so. At The Learning Shop, they’ve been learning about the retail industry, customer service and received the same customer communications training as Bluewater staff. Porchlight residents also had a chance to update and improve their CVs and covering letters. The Learning Shop has taken their details and areas of work they are interested in, with the hope of matching them to upcoming vacancies.