Deafinitely Employable

Zebra Access is delighted to announce that they have been successful in securing a European Social Fund (ESF) grant by Heart of England Community Foundation to run the 'Deafinitely Employable' project from November 26th 2014 - May 31st 2015.

The 'Deafinitely Employable' project will provide weekly drop in sessions at Wolverhampton Art Gallery on Wednesdays from 1-5pm and is aimed at Deaf adults from the Black Country area who are looking for employment, training and voluntary opportunities or who are interested in setting up their own business. There will also be 10 separate workshops arranged (more details to follow shortly) during this period for Deaf people who may want to work on their confidence and team building skills, job/training/volunteering research, CV, Interviewing skills, money/benefit management and IT skills. Alongside this there will be the opportunity to understand their Equality rights in the work place and how 'Access to Work' should support them.

The sessions will be managed by Deaf people and will be accessible to all Deaf people (Hard of Hearing, SSE, BSL users). Drop in sessions will also have access to a laptop and iPad for Deaf people to use alongside access to an Interpreter to assist with phone calls, online assessments/applications, etc.

Deaf people residing within and just outside the Black Country area are very much encouraged grab this rare opportunity to explore development opportunities available to them.

If you would like to get involved in our workshops, please see here for information.

Please do not hesitate to contact Chris Beech by email, or on 07761096732 (text only) if you have any queries or want more details.