Under Section 158 of the Equality Act 2010, PATRA Incorporating ACDA is able to offer traineeships of 12 months with on-the-job training with employers which allows trainees to study for a qualification. We provide personal development, guidance and counselling to support aspects of training that may be necessary.
Our aim is to provide opportunities for people from the BME communities, offering them the chance to improve their skills in order to help them to compete in the labour market. We undertake research which identifies gaps and opportunities in relation to various issues within the BME community and also policy development in the public sector, which involves liaising with other African Caribbean agencies to anticipate and deal with any difficulties that may affect the community at large.
Our outdoor education and life skills course has been developed over the past 5 years, working with children from Ashfield, Mansfield and Bolsover Districts. The main aim is to give young people that are disruptive at school, (which can be accountable to many different circumstances) the confidence, self esteem and attributes to re-engage within the school environment. The programme is ideal for young people who struggle in a classroom environment, in particular students with literacy, attention and discipline problems. The students make significant progress while on the course. This brief break outside the class room helps them realise their potential and gain valuable self confidence. All courses are work and life skills based, giving the student an insight into what skills potential employers will be looking for.
Take 1 reaches, develops and brings about positive change for those hardest to reach within the disadvantaged communities of Nottingham’s inner city. Take 1 learning Centre successfully works with people that other providers and agencies cannot manage. The results greatly increase employability of the people served steer them away from crime and negative drug related activity. This is achieved through preventative and remedial work by mentoring and use of the services at Take 1 Studios. We deliver accreditations to young people who fall into the NEET category and provide music, media and dance workshops in local primary and secondary schools.
The African Institute for Social Development (AISD) Is a volunteer African-led community organisation that enables Africans to access health services,information,support and skills opportunities. AISD builds solid partnerships and active collaborations with local, regional and national health and skills agencies that help Africans and other ethnic minorities to live better and to fully participate in the UK society.