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Purpose
  • Employment
The MRC offers a range of free services to support migrants, refugees and asylum seekers on their journey towards integration into their host society. MRC supports them to develop their skills and understand their rights and responsibilities. The centre offers a safe place in which users are able to learn, to meet with others, to speak out for a better world and to move on feeling stronger. MRC also plays a strong part in initiating and participating in campaigns, networks and partnerships to improve the lives of migrants, asylum seekers and refugees. Services offered are:
  1. Specialist immigration and asylum advice
  2. General information and advice
  3. Employment, education and training advice and support
  4. Information on accessing health services
A number of courses are offered online, at scheduled time, including the ‘digital skills for job seekers course’
Title Migrant Resource Centre Online: Online classes to improve digital skills for job seekers
Date launched 2016
Duration Ongoing
Type of Resource Other online course
Purpose Employability
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
Contact Person This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website http://www.migrantsresourcecentre.org.uk/portfolio-view/online-classes-to-improve-digital-skills-for-job-seekers/

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