On 19th November 2019, International Men’s Day celebrates worldwide the positive value men bring to the world, their families and communities. The event promised to promote the importance of positive male role models and raise awareness of men’s well-being.
Aim of the proposed Project: – Linked to the future International Men Day Awareness Event 2019, the project aims to provide a positive interactive opportunity for a group of low-esteem young men, who are supported by Black Country Talent Match, to partake in a series of single gender’s tailored personal motivation and career guidance activities, to increase their self-confidence and practically increase their potential awareness, and finally, actively signpost them to career and employment opportunities.
Objectives of the proposed Young Men Motivation Project: –
• To deliver a single gender focused project to coordinated Black Country Talent Match’s existing mentoring skills and career guidance resources, and the active participation of their partner agencies, to provide a focussed and beneficial engagement strategy to the current engagement work and targeted self-confidence/employability outcomes with male clienteles.
• The delivery of four personal development and motivation themed sessions for an identified group of male clienteles by the Talent Match West Bromwich HUB.
• To provide additional quality well-being and positive mental health support to a group of identified low esteem male clienteles, who believe that the consequence of their criminal records currently hinders both their life and career opportunities.
• Project to be delivered to actively reflects the engagement agenda of Talent Match with their clienteles, where the male participants will participate in positive decision-making activities to identify achievable solutions to their life challenges, and gain a greater personal awareness of their gender identify and the social issues which affects their lives.
Proposed Project’s activity programme.
The project to consist of four sessions, focussing on providing a ‘group engagement’ platform for a group of Talent Match’s male clienteles, to discuss a wide range of social and life topics that they believe currently affects their current situations and their employment opportunities. The next stage of the project would be to assist the participants to identify achievable solutions to their own life challenges and barriers, and finally, signpost them to employment, work experience or further employability training opportunities via the active involvement of Talent Match’s partner agencies, such as the Department of Work and Pension, identified employment training providers, etc.
Proposed Workshops- Four sessions over a period of four weeks
First session- Tuesday 29th October 2019 (1.5 hours)
✓ Group theory interactive activity with male participants with invited guests.
Second session- Tuesday 5th November 2019 (2 hours)
✓ Podcast video recordings of male participants’ personal life experiences and aspirations. Final versions of podcasts to be made available on Black Country Talent Match’s website, as a source of inspiration for the organisation’s wider audience of clienteles.
Third session – Tuesday 12th November 2019 (2 hours)
✓ Reward social group session with project’s male participants.
Four session- Tuesday 19th November 2019 (1pm to 3pm)
✓ Multi-agency careers and job fair with identified Talent Match’s partner agencies and employability training suppliers, invited VIP guest speakers, and achievement certificates presentation for the project’s male participants.
For further information of Black Country Talent Match’s Young Men Motivation Project please contact the following individual: –
Black Country Talent Match’s West Bromwich Hub Manager
Telephone number: 0121 554 6455