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.