In January 2021, Coventry City Council launched a two-year partnership called MyCoventry. The project addresses local, social and economic inequalities that hinder the way young people and adults from migrant communities interact and become part of the local area.
The specialist partnership intends to bridge service gaps, provide mentoring, coaching and holistic interventions to support client progression and integration. It is aimed at non-EU and EEA nationals living in Coventry.
The city-wide partnership between Coventry City Council, the JobShop, St Francis Church of Assisi, ACH, Coventry University and Positive Youth Foundation is funded by the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF).
The scheme will help improve language skills and enable new communities to learn and feel a part of the life of the city; as well as boost employment opportunities.
A key component of MyCoventry is the ‘Integrass’ Assessment Toolkit which will produce a Personalised Integration Plan for each client, based on an individual’s specific needs and barriers. Clients will complete the short assessment with a member of staff, and again at a later date to monitor progress.
This will inform personalised pathways across the project, facilitating language learning, employment support, civic orientation and meaningful contact with the host society for clients.
Through the MyCoventry project, FabLab Coventry and our Eco Furniture Factory will offer: existing and budding makers with access to manufacturing equipment, opportunities to learn associated skills, complete relevant qualifications. We offer accredited and non-accredited courses that focus on digital fabrication, traditional carpentry and DIY, and entrepreneurship. Get in touch with us to find out how you could grow your skills and employability.
As part of MyCoventry we offer:
- 1:1 mentoring and support
- Level 1 & Level 2 qualifications in Digital Fabrication, Carpentry, Painting & Decorating
- Involvement with community initiatives
- Youth Enterprise support – to help you kick-start your business idea
- Permanent member of the ‘Maker’ Community of the FabLab
- Digital Badge courses
This project is part funded by the EU Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund. Making management of migration flows more efficient across the European Union.