identifying career barriers parker enterprise

What’s holding you back?

Identifying and breaking down real and perceived barriers to work is crucial, we focus on empowering unemployed individuals with employability, digital skills, ESOL, and wellbeing courses. Here’s a breakdown:

1. Real Barriers: These are tangible obstacles that you may face, such as lack of education, skills, experience, transportation, childcare, or disabilities. Identifying these barriers involves conducting thorough assessments and interviews (by our tutors) to understand your unique challenges.

2. Perceived Barriers: These are often internal obstacles that you believe are hindering your ability to secure employment, such as low self-confidence, fear of failure, imposter syndrome, or cultural barriers. Addressing perceived barriers requires building trust, providing mentorship, offering support to help you overcome your self-limiting beliefs.

3. Tailored Support: Once identified, it’s essential to get tailored support to address both real and perceived barriers. This may involve taking part in bespoke and customised training courses, one-on-one coaching sessions, access to resources like childcare assistance or transportation vouchers, and creating a supportive learning environment that fosters confidence and resilience.

4. Skill Development: Equipping yourself with the necessary skills and knowledge to succeed in today’s job market. This includes technical skills like digital literacy and industry-specific certifications, as well as soft skills such as communication, problem-solving, and teamwork.

5. Community Engagement: Engage with your local communities, employers, government agencies, and other stakeholders to create opportunities for networking, work experience placements, and job placements. Building strong partnerships can help open doors and create pathways to employment.

6. Continuous Evaluation and Improvement: We regularly evaluate the effectiveness of our programs and services to identify areas for improvement. We get feedback from you, tracking progress, and adjusting our approach as needed to ensure that we assist you in effectively addressing barriers to work and help you to achieve your goals.

By taking a holistic approach that addresses both real and perceived barriers, we can make a meaningful impact in empowering unemployed individuals to overcome obstacles and successfully enter or re-enter the workforce.