Club Participation with YouthAction NI 2016-17
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The Club is delighted to again offer a Bursary to YouthAction NI to enable the appointment of a further Intern (Alex, pictured who is considering entering full time Youth Work) Picture shows (from left): Eric Rainey, President Ivan, Prof Anne Marie Gray YouthAction NI Chair, Rotary Intern Alex, Maire Campbell YouthAction NI Artistic Director and Pamela Ballentine YouthAction NI Board member.
Continuing the Club's involvement with the GET SET Programme with YouthAction 2 members provided CV building and interview skills advice at the GET SET Drop In Monday 08 May. The night ended with 3 of the group sitting mock interviews and each were given feed back.
The students' feedback included: listening to the employers and understanding their perspectives has helped to improve my knowledge of employment and what employers want; I really enjoyed hearing first hand from employers; the interview tips were very beneficial; I enjoyed the group activities as I got the chance to really explore what skills I have; it has given me confidence to strive for my goal; it has increased my awareness of different types of interviews; this was a worthwhile day and very informative; the day was very beneficial-it helped me gain more confidence and awareness of what employers are looking for; I enjoyed the interview session as it showed me what should and shouldn't be done at interview; it was a very good and beneficial experience and I learned a lot about myself-it is not as daunting as I thought; the mock interview was of great value as I got really good feedback as to how to improve myself; a very enjoyable day – everyone was very approachable; it was good to have the interaction with business partners to work on skills and selling yourself. The pictures below show more of their comments.
100% of the young people at the latest employer-led skills building workshops held Thursday 17 November said it helped them GET SET for Work.
YouthAction NI advise they all said that after it:
It was a really worthwhile morning and as ever Rotary's hands on practical service was delivered with fun and good humour and all of the practical points of advice will be taken on board.
Tracy O'Hare, YouthAction's Work Placement Mentor (pictured far right with Rtn. Maryam Sholevar) says: "thank you for making our GET SET Day another success – We truly appreciate all the support that you have given us as an organisation. Feed back on the day was good from young people and staff and I am delighted to have such a partnership."
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Thanks are extended to the Club members who attended - President Ivan, Derek Baxter, Brian Clements, Alvin McKinley, Craig McClelland,Ken Morrisson and Eric Rainey making it another very special Get Set for all of the Young People.YouthAction NI's Training Unit Team Leader, Claire Conlon, greatly thanks the Club and the other Business Partners.