While the technology sector continues to grow, there has been a large decrease in the number of young people aged 16 to 24 in employment. This age group has been disproportionately affected by the global pandemic, whether that be job losses, lack of opportunity, or as a direct result of the disruption to their education. These challenges can all contribute to feelings of low self-esteem, helplessness and despair. Within these circumstances some young people will be coerced into avenues of illegal activities and gangs. The level of knife crime in Haringey, currently the second highest of Boroughs in London, is a particular concern.
We want to deter young people from any involvement with violence, by offering the chance to gain sector specific skills, which will in turn, open new doors of opportunity and create new possibilities. To support young people from the community into meaningful employment with competitive salaries and scope for long-term career opportunities.
ShoNet will be running a 12-week intensive training course on Salesforce; aiming to improve the knowledge and education of the trainees while increasing their employability prospects.
We will work with our partners to identify ‘at risk’ candidates most vulnerable to knife crime, between the ages of 16 to 24, who will be interviewed and selected to begin one of our three planned courses throughout the year. Each cohort will have a maximum of 12 learners taught by our certified team, via onsite (social distanced) classes and online sessions. Soft skills and employability skills training will also be included in the programme.
Successful candidates will be trained in preparation for their Salesforce Administrator Certification (ADM 201) exam which will be included in the course.