In our experience and as evidence indicates Muslim, Black Minority Ethnic (BME) face a number of barriers within the current employment system. Progressing Muslim and BME women’s labour market equality requires tranformational change, through focused work by charities, employers and policymakers. The recent launch of ‘No One Left Behind: Next Steps for Employability Support in Scotland’, sets out the Scottish Government’s commitment towards a ‘joined up’ employability support across Scotland.
Responding to the need of developing a flexible joined up and responsive employability system, Amina’s Employability Project is hosting ‘Include ME – Championing Change’ event with the aim of enhancing capacity, encouraging representation and visibility of Muslim and BME women in the Scottish workforce. The event aims to bring together mainstream and other employability service providers offering stakeholders a platform to discuss some of the barriers and how these can be addressed, sharing of innovative and creative approaches, sharing of current good practice and enabling a collaborative approach to some of the discussed issues.
Guest speaker for the event will be Khadija Mohammed – Senior Lecturer in Education (University of West of Scotland) Co-founder and Chair of the Scottish Association of Minority Ethnic Educators (SAMEE).
The workshops will include:
– Occupational Segregation – Identify the barrier to progression for Muslim, BME women delivered by Ruth Boyle of Close the Gap
– Employing creativity within employability – Learning from the example of using creative measures to achieve employability objectives delivered by Peter Nurick, V&A Dundee and supported by Sabrina Logan, AMINA MWRC
The day will also include a networking lunch, a ‘hackathon style’ activity and workshops. Tickets are priced, with concessions rates available. More information available on the ticketing page.
Tickets cost between £20 and £40
Register at: https://include-me.eventbrite.co.uk
Online bookings are not available for this event.