The Social Recovery Fund project has been immensely successful in engaging adult learners to upskill their maths and English skills. Multi-lingual learners have especially benefitted from the English as a Second Language (ESOL) classes as a way to increase their language skills for work, employability and supporting children at home.
Classes have taken place across the island and have been delivered in a number of primary schools including Plat Douet, D’Auvergne, Rouge Bouillon and Grands Vaux.
Many local employers have also been involved as a way to upskill staff and increase confidence in the workplace, these include Waitrose, Voisins, Dandara and B&Q.
So far, over 400 learners have been enrolled onto the Social Recovery Fund courses which are taught by friendly and experienced tutors. These courses were free and funded by the government.
The project completes at the end of December 2023 and a full evaluation report will be available early in 2024.