When: Friday 31 March

Time: 10am-3pm

Where: Ecology Pavilion, Bow, London, E3 5TW

What is the Job Information Day?

Now in its third year, the Tower Project Job Information Day is an event aimed at enabling young people with learning difficulties and autism living in the Tower Hamlets area a chance to make an informed choice at the type of career they want to focus on where previously the decision hasn’t been well informed.

With a wide array of companies expected to be there the Tower Project are hoping to become the leading catalyst for running such events aimed at young people with special educational needs.

There will also be visitors from across the country who are either councillors or specialise in disability services in their particular area so they can become inspired by the work the Tower Project do.

The Tower Project formed three years ago, it has doubled in size each year meaning that this year they are expecting 150 young people to attend the event from over 20 schools and colleges in the Tower Hamlets area after gaining local authority support earlier this year, as it’s somewhat of a unique event in the East London area.

Tower Project – what they do?

Having successfully been delivering their services for a number of years now, the Tower Project’s main aim is to give young people with learning difficulties a voice and the support they need in order to live a life they may otherwise not have been able to have.

Split into eight sectors being:

  • Autism Services
  • Children’s Services
  • Job Enterprise and Training
  • Learning Disability Services
  • Youth and Leisure Services
  • Community Services
  • Social Enterprise
  • Supported Living

The Tower Project offers a wide range of support to a wide variety of young people which has meant that they have become an award winning charity and service provider for children with a learning disability, sensory disability, autism, physical disability or health related issue.

For more information about the services offered please visit: http://towerproject.org.uk/.

JET

This event will be focussing on the Tower Project Job Enterprise and Training (JET) sector which was set up in 2007 following the demand due to there being a lack of support for disabled people in Tower Hamlets receiving mainstream employment services.

Since then JET has grown due to the overwhelming demand opening up East London’s first dedicated Disability Employment and Training Hub offering an in-house team of specialist Disability Employment Advisors, Job Coaches and Vocational Tutors providing outstanding support and guidance to these young people.

JET has also successfully created 20 jobs for adults with learning disabilities focussing on Catering, Valeting and Web Design providing a vital pathway into paid mainstream employment as well as offering a School Programme working with local schools to support the young people with special educational needs attending the same support and guidance. Furthering on from this JET also have a Supported Internship study programme advocated by the Government for people aged 16-24 with learning disabilities and are typically delivered by schools and colleges in partnership with supported employment services like JET.

For further information on this event please contact Guy either through email guy.humphreys@towerproject.org.uk or telephone 020 8980 3500.