The innovative RISE into Employment Programme wins award.
Our RISE into Employment Programme, developed and delivered in partnership with Social Enterprise Olmec has been awarded the best tenant employment/training programme at the Housing Excellence Awards 2017. RISE was up against seven other programmes.
RISE, now in its second year, provides Arhag residents with advice, training and support to find employment.
Awards Ceremony Judge, Mike Brogan said: "I'm pleased to say Arhag won this award because of the diversity of their client base.
They really are working with the hardest-to-reach people - BME refugees - and, despite that, they are getting incredible results."
RISE provides job seekers with a recognised entry-level qualification from national awarding body NCFE, plus CV writing skills and work placements.
This year has seen 63 percent of individuals finding work or improving their career, compared to an average 30 percent of people on similar courses.
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