All you need to know about ELATT's latest awards and accolades!
The Equal Voices project at this East London training provider supports new migrant and refugee women living in social isolation or economic deprivation to become community leaders.
It was developed following a call from Hackney Citizens and TELCO (The East London Community Organisers) for more representation of people from migrant backgrounds in campaigning. The project involves a range of activities, from capability workshops celebrating women’s skills to community volunteering and wraparound English for speakers of other languages (Esol) training.
It has led to the creation of a wide variety of events and activities that have had a transformative impact on the participants. In 2016-17, the 104 women who took part ran seven listening campaigns; 58 community conversation sessions with over 40 regular attendees; five national campaigns; five local campaigns; seven capability workshops; and three charity fundraisers.
Through Equal Voices, 102 women (98 per cent) achieved qualifications at entry level 3, level 1 or level 2 in Esol or functional skills, while 13 per cent gained employment and 81 per cent moved on to further study.
Perhaps more impressive, 24 of the women who took part in the programme became community guides themselves, and continue to engage other disempowered or isolated local people.
The judges said: “This is about a project that is going above and beyond. What ELATT is doing here is really quite profound. The project really goes into the community in ways that challenge all sorts of racial and gender stereotypes. And it works.”
Winners attended a black-tie event at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London, hosted by the comic and actor Alan Davies, where more than 800 attendees celebrated and showcased the most exciting ideas, the best practice and the most inspiring teaching and leadership to be found in the further education sector.
Following our success at the TES 2016 Awards, where we won Training Provider of the Year, we are thrilled to announce that we have been shortlisted for 5 categories in this year's TES Awards. We are finalists in:
We can't wait now for Awards night on February 23rd 2018. Good luck to all the finalists!
ELATT was thrilled to be shortlisted for the Lord Mayor's Dragon Award Community Partnership Award for its partnership with leading tech firm Opus 2 International.
Following an introduction by volunteer brokerage, City Action, ELATT partnered with Opus 2 International to equip Londoners with the relevant digital skills to meet business demand and fill roles in the digital economy. As a specialist technology company, Opus 2 International, have worked with ELATT to update their curriculum, and provide industry briefings, employment seminars, mentoring and work placements. Over the past three years Opus 2 International staff have worked with 100 ELATT students. 26% of students from the Opus 2-led workshops, seminar and mentoring programme progressed into employment.
From the work placement programme, 40% of students were offered full-time, paid employment with Opus 2.
Opus 2 is now working with ELATT to provide apprenticeship opportunities for vulnerable young people, and have already taken on their first apprentice.
2016 has been an incredible year for ELATT. We won three TES FE awards, including Overall FE provider of the year. We were thrilled by these awards and we’re happy to announce that we’ve been shortlisted for two new TES FE awards for 2017!
We’re up for ‘Contribution to the local community’ and ‘Best Learning and teaching initiative’ for our fantastic efforts in the community and our continued high quality teaching. We’re so proud of everyone that has worked hard to achieve these nominations and we just can’t wait to find out if we’re successful!
The TES FE Awards recognise the most outstanding teams and individuals that the further education sector has to offer. We know we play a significant role in the further education sector, especially in the third sector and we want to make sure we’re continuing to pave the way for training providers that provide a unique and personable approach. Our community is at the heart of what we do and we know that our sector needs more limelight than it currently gets.
Anthony Harmer, our Chief Executive says: 'We’re very pleased to be shortlisted for more TES FE awards this year. We knew that last year was special and a significant year for ELATT, but 2017 is set to be just as good. I’m looking forward to seeing how we evolve as a charity and a training provider.’
To find out more about the other nominations, check out the: