South Tyneside TEN welcomes Emma to its AGM

October 25, 2013

Emma Lewell-Buck 09 smallThis Friday Emma spoke at the Annual General Meeting of South Tyneside TEN, a leading employment support organisation in South Shields and across the borough.

The AGM coincided with the launch of TEN’s annual report, which showed that the organisation had exceeded its targets for helping people into work, IT training and job training, as set by its funder Big Lottery.

Emma said that TEN’s success showed how vital proper training and support is for the unemployed.

She told the AGM:

“What is unique about TEN is that you recognise that it is not just about the journey from job seekers straight to employment, there is a big gap in between that people need assistance with to ensure they are equipped with skills for once they are offered employment, in employment, for future job searches or training.”

“TEN helps around forty people a day in their search for work, giving them access to training and advice that helps them develop their skill set and sell themselves to employers. Last year TEN helped 160 people in the South Tyneside area into work, while in the last three years alone it has provided IT training to over 1,500 people.

Emma said:

“Despite what David Cameron thinks, unemployed people in South Shields are eager to get to work to support themselves and their families.  Having fantastic training and advice on hand from organisations like South Tyneside TEN can make a huge difference to them finding a secure job.

“People who have fallen hard times need the help of local services and communities to get them back on their feet, and that is why I will be holding a Jobs Fair next month to bring job seekers, employers and support services together. I look forward to working with South Tyneside TEN and others here in South Shields to help make a difference.”

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