We had a brilliant time on Employability Day on CHAOS TV, celebrating the life-changing work that Seetec Pluss does in getting people into work.
We had some wonderful guests including Justin Tomlinson, the Minister for Disabilty, Health and Work, who answered questions from our fab customers, Zoe and Luke, and talked with warmth and passion about how he is regularly inspired by the amazing individuals, groups and organisations that he gets to meet. Zoe and Luke were also delighted to showcase some of the fantastic products that are created in our training units.
The whole day was filled with the most amazing people including our very own Greg Bate and Pete Francis imparting their ‘Top 10 Tips’ on getting back into work in an informative but entertaining way.
Employability Day also fell on 'World Wellbeing Week’ and Sarah Stevens from Pluss lead a panel of speakers to discuss how social prescribing can deliver essential wellbeing services to local people, followed by an informative question and answer session. The panel included guests from Quiet Connections, St. Austell Healthcare, Cornwall Museum Partnership, National Lottery Community Fund, Cornwall Council and Exeter University.
This was followed with a relaxed ‘On the sofa' interview with Mark Staley, Assistant Employment Account Director for DWP who talked about his life and work. He was interviewed by Alex Parnell and Jo Hannar, our newly elected employee council reps for Seetec Pluss, sharing a fascinating question and answer session giving us all an insight into their lives.
Suzanne Purcell, Education, Training and Employment Manager for Seetec hosted an excellent panel of guests including Nick Grindley, Deborah Mclening and Daniel White all talking about the fantastic support they provide to help ex-offenders into work.
The day was rounded off with a fun quiz hosted by Susanna Robson the Senior Digital Advisor from Cosmic, with guests including Scott Parkin, the Chief Executive for the Institute of Employability Professionals, Oli Mander and Ryhannon Lewis, all having an enjoyable time trying to answer questions on celebrities first jobs.
We had such an amazing time celebrating Employability Day and highlighting all the fantastic work that’s being achieved across the sector, and the wonderful and inspiring people who guide people on their path to wellbeing and work.
If you missed this fantastic day you can catch up here: https://vimeo.com/thisischaosuk
The Work and Health Programme is co-financed by the European Social Fund. Positive People is funded by the European Social Fund and the National Lottery Community Fund.