The IOEE monthly news
So I am casually reading my emails and one comes in for the IOEE ... would you be prepared to have a chat about your project to let us know a little more about it ... yep .. I can do that .... gulp!
The reporter rings and gets me talking ... poor girl! The trouble is, when you are passionate about something, you can talk for ever ... and ever ... and ever ... I am sure her tape must have run out!
Anyway, the clever lady managed to get through my waffle, my passion and my tears to come up with a pretty amazing story .... I just wish I knew who it was about 🙂
The IOEE monthly news has just been published & The Samee Project has had a great centrefold on pages 8/9
Enterprising Young People Missing Out
Enterprising Young People Missing Out
An exciting new project aimed at promoting self-employment as a real career option for students is being piloted in Dorset. Called the ‘Samee Project’
Read the full articles here that were published by The Institute of Employability Professionals
& Further Education News . . .
Patron for our Charity
When we asked Chris to join us for coffee in Dorchester, he said yes . . . I told him there was something I needed to ask and he said "anything". Brave man . . . but then I knew that he was the perfect Patron for our Charity - calm, understanding and willing to help us.
So we met for coffee, and I asked the question . . . would you be willing . . . and yes he was.
We are delighted & honoured, to announce that Mr Chris Wilkinson MBE is our Patron and look forward to him being . . . . and I quote . . . . "more than a name on a piece of paper"
Chris Wilkinson MBE – Patron of The Samee Project
Chris was educated in Birmingham, then joined the Royal Navy, where he spent time in minesweeping squadrons Travelling throughout the world.
On leaving the Royal Navy, He joined the West Midlands Police Force and completed 30 years service. During his time with the police was awarded the Police Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, and the Queens Golden Jubilee Medal.
The pinacle of his career was being honoured by the Queen and awarded the MBE for his services to the Police. He has also received a number of Chief Superintendants commendations, including one for bravery and one for saving a young mans life who was drowning in a lake.
Chris is a graduate of the United Kingdom School of Professional Toastmasters, and has been trained in all aspects of the Toastmasters skills & is also a member of the Association of the UKSPTM.
Chris prides himself on being able to adapt to the particular requirements of each individual function & his experience and expertise enables him to be the formal professional or the informal link man as the circumstances require.
Chris is able to handle all events and eventualities having a true passion about looking after people and their individual needs.
Did I Mention ??
Did I Mention The Mayor's Coming to Officially Open " The Samee Project - Safe Space" ??
So much to do & so little time
Never mind The Mayor on the 25th - The Carpet is coming on the 5th 🙂
UnLtd Award Winner, the Samee Project, has opened a safe space in Bournemouth offering employment and self-employment support.
The Mayor of Bournemouth, Cllr Eddie Coope opened the centre alongside Sam Everard, CEO of the Samee Project. The new centre aims to support groups with a particular barrier to work including disability, long-term unemployment and single parents.
Institute of Employability Professionals
- Creating a more inclusive world
- Blind and Partially Sighted Advice
- Individual assessments blind people
- Sign language advice
- Disfigurement & the workplace
Venus Awards Dorset 2016 * Finalist *
We are Proud to say that we made it through to the finals!
What an achievement seeing that we are so new!
The team at Bournemouth University were really impressed with the work we are doing in the community and we are looking forward to working with them this year.
Venus Awards Dorset 2016
Dorset Venus Awards 2016 - Samee - The Samee Project - Nominated !!
Venus Awards Dorset 2016 - The Venus awards recognize women in business.
Individuals can apply for Fellow Membership of the IOEE if they have attained the requisite level of experience either as an Enterprise Owner, Entrepreneur or Business Support professional.
Fellows are those entrepreneurs who are well respected in the community and have shown their commitment to enterprise learning and supporting others in the enterprise community.
To be considered for Fellow Membership of the IOEE you should be able to fulfil ALL of the criteria below:
- Have run a business, been self employed or supported businesses for 5 years or more
- Hold an enterprise qualification at QCF Level 5, or equivalent, or above in enterprise or enterprise support
SFEDI is the Government recognised UK Standards Setting Body for Business Support and Business Enterprise
UnLtd – Award Winner
UK Register of Learning Providers
Also . . .
Here at The Samee Project we are very proud to say we are registered with the UK Register of Learning Providers
UKPRN - 10061120
The Samee Project was asked to write an Expert Article for The BCTC
BCTC Expert Article
Work Placement Guide
It’s that time of year again … the work placement students are about to come and play … but how can you make life easier for yourself?
The students are as nervous about this placement as you are! What are they going to wear … what if the boss doesn’t like them … what if they miss the bus … what if they make a mistake … the list is endless!
This may seem really simple – but here are a few top tips!
- 1 – Send an E-mail!
- 2 - Meet and Greet
- 3 – Ask!
- 4 – Timetable
- 5 – Enjoy!
The e-mail should be about what the young person should wear, what they need to bring, a map of the area for directions and what buses stop outside! Make this as easy for them as possible.
Invite your young person in for coffee a couple of weeks before they start. This is your opportunity to show them the office, the toilets, the nearest café … get them used to being in the building and meeting the team. It will take out the initial nerves on their first day.
Ask your young person what they would like to achieve whilst they are with you. Have they got specific career goals that you could help with, do they need support with social media skills, sending e-mails … there are lots of things that you could build into their placement time with you to make it more beneficial.
Your young person is used to dealing with a timetable – yes, I know, it doesn’t work like that in the real world, BUT by having a suggested break time, lunch time, sending post time, filing time, whatever the task may be, the young person will understand what is expected of them and when.
This is a great opportunity for both of you, so enjoy your time! The young person may have good ideas to help you and are a fresh pair of eyes on your business. Use their social media skills, their creative skills and make sure that the time is beneficial for you both.
The Samee Project offers a hand holding service so that you can make an informed choice about your life. We help you remove the barriers to work, self-employment and training by asking you about your hopes and fears and working with you to take the next steps.
For more Information call Sam on 07967 452558
See the full BCTC Newsletter : BCTC Newsletter
Then Sam went for drinks & nibbles . . .
Together with local members of BAHA, BCTC Executive Directors were treated to a Historical Journey of the Town Hall, with the 2015/2016 Worshipful Mayor of Bournemouth, Councillor John Adams
It was a privilege for the Bournemouth Chamber Executives to be recognised for the great commitment giving of personal time to help develop business in Bournemouth
“ Congratulations, you are now an official event partner of the Global Entrepreneurship Week UK campaign ! ”
Wow . . . I was delighted to open that e-mail !
Our courses in November have been recognised and we are now an official event partner !!
So what is it all about ? Well, have a look at these web pages to find out more . . .
Double Wow - I have just received an e-mail thanking us for joining in Global Entrepreneurship Week . . .
Dear GEW Partner
In recognition of your contribution to this year’s campaign, you have been selected as a winner of the High Impact award for Global Entrepreneurship Week 2015.
Thank you for supporting Global Entrepreneurship Week 2015 and helping the campaign to make the UK a more entrepreneurial place.
Read it Here in Full - Global Entrepreneurship Week 2015 - High Impact Award
High Impact award for Global Entrepreneurship Week 2015
School For Social Entreprenuers
We have applied to The School For Social Entrepreneurs for the Trade Up Programme.
We have found that there are lots of people wanting to come and work with us, which is leading to us needing more staff, volunteers and resources to support you. This is fabulous news as it means that we are really making a difference to the lives of local people.
Keep everything crossed that we make it through to the next round of interviews ... but ... if we don't, we will still look after you!