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Preparing young people from BAME communities for the world of work
October 16th 2020

Preparing young people from BAME communities for the world of work

The Careers & Enterprise Company talked to Enterprise Adviser Nikesha about the importance of helping young people from BAME communities to prepare for the world of work.

Excerpt: “Being the operations manager at City Farm Systems allows me to wear many hats and interact with diverse groups of people at different levels.

City Farm systems operate in the Agricultural technology space, with emphasis on the capabilities to grow healthy nutritious food at the point of need, in a technologically advanced and sustainable way.”

“We are developing an educational product that will offer teachers and students the opportunity to use industry standards technology and processes safely and creatively in the classroom to stimulate practical learning in STEM and other areas of studies.

Being a black immigrant woman with an accent that is not native to the UK, I have had my challenges within the work environment ranging from the shock expressions and comments about my ability to change my hairstyle frequently to the emphasis being placed on my accent and not the content of my speech.”

“When I was asked to be an Enterprise Adviser, I was very interested after hearing more about the work they do within schools. It was a definite must for me. Having worked and volunteered with young people for over 15 years across many industries, whilst interacting with employees all over the world in different capacities, a few things became very clear to me about the emerging workforce…”

All About STEM (All About Futures) is partnering with the Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise Partnership, Career Connect, Sefton EBP, St Helens Chamber and Wirral Chamber to deliver the Careers and Enterprise Company’s Enterprise Adviser Network across the Liverpool City Region.

The Enterprise Adviser Network is a national network that looks to connect schools and colleges with employers and careers program providers, to create meaningful encounters for pupils with the world of work.

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