Employment & Training Project

Employment & Training Project

The Centre for Youth and Community Education (CYCD) offers a range of projects aimed at developing essential skills among adults. These projects include literacy, particularly English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), computer proficiency, and employability skills such as crafting CVs, cover letters, and navigating job applications or further educational opportunities.

The Henry Smith Project is to fund Employment and training in an area with high levels of unemployment, economic inactivity and low skills -in particular digital skills. We will be  providing training and skills for people from disadvantaged communities in Luton, Bedfordshire.

Our courses are designed to allow learners to progress at their own pace, with personalized support from teaching assistants on a one-to-one basis.  

The project aim is:

  • To help those unemployed, economically inactive and disadvantaged users to tackle barriers to work.
  • Provide support for women at a disadvantage in the labour market
  • Provide the 50+age group and BME women with additional support
  • Provide participants with opportunities for job search to reduce barriers to gaining employment /employability skills.


  • Improved confidence
  • Raise aspirations and motivation to learn and progress
  • Learners to be aware of time keeping and being punctual
  • Learners will be able to communicate and apply skills to everyday situations and workplace
  • Learners will be able to communicating with professionals
  • Follow simple instructions
  • Improve speaking, listening and spelling
  • Learners will be better able to use IT/Digital skills in everyday life

Get In Touch For More Information

For more information please contact Fatima Begum, Project Coordinator & IAG Adviser


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