JEHU, ARC & WALLICH - Working Together Against Homelessness

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ARC Plant and Civils works with individuals who require training and up-skilling, looking at the individual’s requirements to gain employment right up to multi-national companies that need to develop their teams’ skills and abilities to fulfil contracts. All the courses ARC Plant and Civils provide are backed by full accreditation via CPCS/NPORS/PASMA/CSKILLS/SQA.

Collaborative working with support agencies is fundamental to the values of ARC and for us to support communities across Wales. We are committed to working with groups who support Ex-Offenders, long-term Unemployed and with Pupil Referral Units and Colleges. These partnerships are fundamental to our goal of enhancing the prosperity/skills within local communities enabling candidates to gain confidence and start to realise their potential.

To highlight an example of successful collaborative working, ARC Plant and Civils and The Wallich joined forces mid-2018, when funding became available via Construction Wales Innovation Centre to run a 20 day Bootcamp course; ARC were able to offer service users of The Wallich the opportunity to train in Civils and Groundworks. The Wallich had launched the ground-breaking BOSS project (Building Opportunities, Skills & Success), which provides innovative employability and entrepreneurship training to ex-offenders and prisoners serving sentences in Wales. Through this innovative programme we were pleased to welcome several candidates to include Paul and David (pictured) onto our Plant and Civils Training Bootcamp programme. Paul and David were very keen to do the Bootcamp, if a little apprehensive initially regarding the theory side of learning. Both passed the bootcamp with flying colours and by the 4th week, as they were confidently operating machines at ARC’s training site, a site manager from JEHU Group, who was visiting our training centre, recognised the level of effort and skill being achieved by Bootcamp candidates, and instantly offered employment to Paul and David among others. Both Paul and David have now been with JEHU for 3 months and are already a valued part of the JEHU workforce. Both are looking to continue in their development and are hoping to train on ARC’s Telehandler and Excavator courses.  With these qualifications will come further upskilling and professional development as well as personal development and wellbeing.

The cost of somebody reoffending in Wales is an estimated 65k for imprisonment and 40k+ each year thereafter. Providing people with opportunity, support and employment, not only benefits society as a whole but also gives people a chance to make a better future for themselves, avoid unemployment and possible homelessness, and also gives genuine opportunity for ex-offenders to become integrated and valuable members of any community.

We can’t thank The Wallich and JEHU enough for the opportunities they have brought, and we look forward to more collaborative working in the future with organisations interested in teaming up.

For all enquiries, please contact Christine@arcacademyuk.com 01443 843816

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