Catalogue of Initiatives
Migrant Resource Centre Online
- Specialist immigration and asylum advice
- General information and advice
- Employment, education and training advice and support
- Information on accessing health services
|Title||Migrant Resource Centre Online: Online classes to improve digital skills for job seekers|
|Type of Resource||Other online course|
|Online or Blended||Online|
|Learning objectives||Gaining confidence in online search and marketing skills is vital for many careers in today’s digital world|
|Target group||Migrants, refugees and asylum seekers from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures who are living in London|
|Evaluation results/ monitoring plan||MRC holds routine focus group meetings with its users, as well as carrying out user feed- back surveys, which assist it to prioritise its services to ensure public benefit in furtherance of the organisation’s objectives. Users are encouraged to get involved in activities and to develop their skills and many become volunteers, running classes such as art, drama, IT courses, embroidery and jewellery making|
|Recognition or certification of learning||Certificates are awarded to those who complete classes and modules online.|
|Financing and sustainability model||TMRC is a registered charity in the UK. It has an increasingly diverse funding base made up of earned income, donations, contract income and grants from statutory funders and trusts and foundations. MRC adopts a full cost recovery model for all its activities although increasingly this is not accepted by many funders. MRC has approximately 50 volunteers at any one time who work across the organisation. They assist with aspects of service delivery and administration and, wherever possible, MRC helps them to retrain or gain qualifications.
From October 2014 MRC started to receive funding by Tinder Foundation for our online activities through the Digital inclusion Fund and the Digital Health Information Grant awarded respectively from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and NHS.
|Leading Organization||Migrant Resource Centre, UK|