(Ended September 2011)

Our innovative project working to help Chinese in UK to gain and retain employment, also to provide them with emotional support.
We provide service users free and professional help by:

Arrange and provide job counselling or advice, provide in-house employment related training program, help individuals to develop new skills for the workplace, i.e. time management, professionalism, communication etc, help individuals to overcome personal barriers to work, i.e. successful interview, confidence building, positive thinking etc.

We also provide individual and group interventions, guidance and support, help individuals to achieve employment goals and to set up links with local employers according to these goals and aspirations.

We work with the work placement candidates to support their needs, also support and motivate individuals into and maintaining employment on an on-going basis.

Looking for job? We are recruiting service users! Please call CMHA 020 7613 1008 contact the project coordinator Khim or e-mail Khim Wong or contact her on 0207 613 1008.

 

This project was funded by the City Parochial Foundation.

 

Why Apprenticeship?

Mayor urges London businesses to take on apprentices. The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, and the London Apprenticeship Company (LAC) have called for more support for apprentices in the capital. Speaking at the launch of a new Transport for London...

Mayor urges London businesses to take on apprentices


The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, and the London Apprenticeship Company (LAC) have called for more support for apprentices in the capital.


Speaking at the launch of a new Transport for London (TfL) apprenticeship scheme, the Mayor said that taking on an apprentice was a fantastic way to bring fresh talent and energy into a business. "I salute all businesses across London that already have apprenticeship schemes in place and am encouraging many more to follow suit," he said. According to the Mayor, over 80 per cent of businesses that employ apprentices report increased productivity in the workplace. 

As part of the TfL initiative, the LAC has agreed to recruit 50 young people to take part in a training programme at the London Transport Museum. The LAC, which is part funded by the London Development Agency, is a not for profit organisation that makes it easier for small and medium-sized organisations to take on apprentices. The LAC recruits the apprentices and employs them on behalf of a host business.

One group that has taken on an apprentice via the LAC is business organisation London First. Hannah Mayne was hired in summer 2009. "We have been delighted with Hannah's progress," says chief executive Baroness Jo Valentine. "She has received mentoring and opportunities to develop her skills, while London First has benefited through employing a dedicated member of staff at a competitive rate who is eager to learn and grow."
The TfL initiative was announced during Apprenticeship Week 2010, which took place between 1 February and 5 February. Read about Apprenticeship Week 2010 on the National Apprenticeship Service website - Opens in a new window.

----taken from Business Link

 

市長鼓勵倫敦企業招收更多的實習生

倫敦市長Boris Johnson,連同倫敦實習生公司(LAC),呼喚對首都的實習生們給與更多的支持。

<?xml:namespace prefix = o />在倫敦交通(TFL)新舉行的一個實習生計畫上,市長稱招收實習生是給公司帶來新鮮血液的絕妙一招。“我向倫敦所有那些有招收實習生計畫的公司致敬並且我希望對於合適的實習生會有更多的機會。”據他說稱,逾八成的企業在雇傭了實習生后提高了工作效率。

作為TFL首創計畫的一部份,LAC已經同意招募50名年輕人加入倫敦交通博物館的一個培訓項目。LAC作為一個非盈利性機構,其一部份資金來源於倫敦發展署(London Development Agency),使得中小型企業能更容易地招收實習生。LAC代表那些企業來招募和雇傭實習生。

London First是一家通過LAC招收了學徒的公司。Hannah Mayne在2009年夏天被雇傭。“我們很高興Hannah的進步”首席執行官Baroness Jo Valentine說。“她獲得了能提高職業技能的指導和機會,同時London First也從以一份具有競爭力的價格雇傭了一位專注的員工中受益。”

TFL首創計畫發佈于2010實習周,即1月1日至1月5日。在新窗口打開國家實習生服務網(National Apprenticeship Service)獲得更多關於2010實習周的消息。

摘自Business Link
 

Authors: khim, Yang&amp;HeiTung翻譯/translates

Read more http://cmhaemploymentproject.blogspot.com/2010/02/why-apprenticeship.html

 

Benefits of Volunteering

Is the daily grind getting you down? Perhaps you should work for free, a study sugests.
Volunteer work has numerous positive psychological benefits. And even high stress roles, such as volunteering for fire or rescue services--and a better...

Is the daily grind getting you down? Perhaps you should work for free, a study sugests. Volunteer work has numerous positive psychological benefits. And even high stress roles, such as volunteering for fire or rescue services--and a better listener--at your job. "Volunteering can satisfy needs that aren't met through work and helps people to thoroughly disengage from daily jobs, " said Dr Eva Mojza of the university of Konstanz.
---an article taken from Metro newspaper 15/02/10

 
做義工的好處
是不是被每天單調的工作弄得很沮喪呢?一項研究表明,也許你應該試試一份不用拿報酬的工作.
志願者工作能帶來很多心理上積極的好處.亦能讓你成為工作中更好的聆聽者,──這包括那些壓力很大的角色,比如消防或者援救服務.
“志願者活動能滿足那些在工作中實現不了的需求並且幫助其它人從日常工作中解脫出來”康斯坦茨大學的 Eva Mojza博士稱。
文章摘自2010年2月15日的Metro報
 

Authors: khim, Yang&amp;HeiTung翻譯/translates

Read more http://cmhaemploymentproject.blogspot.com/2010/02/benefit-of-volunteering.html