As a result of fundraising by Canterbury & District Round Table, Kent Enterprise Trust their chosen charity of the year received £3,000 to run the programme Improving Lives VI which helped those who need help getting into or back into employment through training, work experience and volunteering.
The programme included CV writing and interview techniques, one to one support, travel action plans for those with anxiety to travel to new places, personal evacuation plans for those with disabilities, assisted job search, Level 2 Certificated training in Food Hygiene with a view to obtaining employment in the catering business or starting their own business with support and guidance from our Start Up Business Adviser.
At the end of the programme we held a celebration of achievement where David Syrett Chairman of the Canterbury & District Round Table presented the participants with their certificates. All participants received certificates for competition of the course, attendance, individual courses and two participants received certificates of excellence.
Improving Lives beneficiary said “When I first came to Kent Enterprise Trust I was unsure of myself or the course. I was soon able to do all tasks and the course helped me gain confidence and determination to succeed in every eventuality leading to getting employment”.
Mirelle Frost, CEO of Kent Enterprise Trust said “The funds enabled us to provide support which has increased the confidence and skill of participants, many of whom will stay with the charity as volunteers for ongoing support to help them find the role they deserve”.
David Syrett, Chair of Canterbury & District Round Table said “We are very proud of all the participants who took part and what they have achieved in the programme. We wish them all the best with their futures”