Our consultancy work is linked to core employability skills
We design tailored soft skills and employability training modules – in-house branded or tailor-made. We work in countries where there is educational reform on public/private funded projects centred on large-scale blended learning training and upskilling solutions typically supporting teachers and trainers. We offer innovative monitoring and evaluation (M&E) mechanisms using digital tools and user-friendly platforms designed to measure project impact and sustainabiity. We deliver imaginative and creative experiential learning training designed to create change and progression.
Languages for Migration South Asia
We are currently working on a research project to understand better the language soft skills and employability skills needs for migrants in South Asia and how these are being met. This work is in its early stages and will be presented at the Languages Development Project in Bangkok late 2019. Read more…
“I just wanted to say thank you for being such a staunch supporter of our project and the amazing work that you have been doing. I know that I͛ve learnt a lot from you not least because you have been so generous with your time and with sharing your ideas and ways of doing things.”
Our work includes a range of projects in emerging markets as well as with corporate clients developing tailored programmes. Our consultancy work is linked to core employability skills, developing teachers and trainers, materials development, monitoring and evaluation as well as bespoke design of soft skills training.
This is a large-scale UNICEF/UNESCO project which has produced a comprehensive life skills and subject framework as well as teacher training and capacity development. Unimenta’s role is to evaluate the UNESCO funded component speaking to key project stakeholders in Delhi 4th – 9th April 2019 and producing recommendations for subsequent phases of this programme being rolled out throughout 2019.
This exciting project is all about enhancing language proficiency, digital skills and social issues awareness through the model of peer-led after schools clubs. We are reviewing and shaping the materials produced to-date and will be travelling out to Surket, Nepal in June to meet project stakeholders to help revise resources and deliver training in September.
Andhra Pradesh Employability Skills run in partnership with the British Council India, Andhra Pradesh Government (AP) and Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education (APSCHE). This is an exciting project which complements the British Council’s online Learn English Select programme. Emma Sue was appointed as Team Leader to design and develop a face-to-face syllabus of employability and soft skills to engage university students. It is part of a larger initiative to train and upsklll teachers and trainers in India to equip them to deliver employability and soft skills. 82,000 students have registered for the learner programme across 200 participating institutions across the region. The first students are enrolled and have experienced this innovative programme throughout 2018 and now it is being rolled out across India.
For the past 7 years we’ve been working across South Asia undertaking research into employability skills and working with partners British Council, City and Guilds and local sector skills councils. This work informs the redesign of frameworks to help standardise training and qualifications and create clear benchmarks in India and Bangladesh. We’ve presented at Global Education Dialogues in London and Sri Lanka and launched a final report in Delhi, India – click here. Our work in Bangladesh has brought us into contact with NGOs doing amazing work with young people, all kinds of initiatives and helping key stakeholders to consolidate projects and work more closely together. In 2019 we are working on a research project to understand the employability and language needs of migrants in South Asia and developing materials for an exciting digital and employability project for young women in Nepal.
Lead researcher/advisor on teacher education comparator study for the British Council Sri Lanka. This project is all about researching best practice teacher education models in India, Myanmar, Malaysia, Singapore and Pakistan in order to support a major educational reform in Sri Lanka to equip teachers to be able to deliver 21 st century and employability skills. The work included the preparation of concept note, rationale and full business report on each country as well as making recommendations for building capacity, implementation processes and best practice on a country as well as an institutional level. An ongoing role is expected as the project unfolds.
We worked with Pearson Edexcel in South Africa to pilot a set of unique behavioural modules that we designed for young people entering the workplace. These enabled a group of Pioneer Foods employees to work on and strengthen their soft skills through experiential learning. Pioneer Foods are one of the largest food and beverage companies in South Africa. Find out more here.
Throughout 2018 and early 2018 we worked with one of our partners TransformELT to deliver training to 80 middle and secondary school inspectors in Algiers. Our work focused on developing coaching and mentoring skills, leadership skills, dealing with change as well as personal development. We travelled down to Algiers once a month – a rewarding and fun project.
Here in the UK we’ve recently been working on a great initiative to introduce more fun at work. “We know positive emotions help make people happy and that, in turn, happy people are productive, loyal and generally have higher levels of wellbeing than those who aren’t. Looking at the findings of this report, if we know that fun can increase effectiveness and productivity at work, why aren’t we doing more to bring fun and play into the workplace?” Click Here.
“Affinity Sutton worked with Unimenta on the Advantage 7 Skills for the Future programme, aimed at helping residents with significant barriers into work. The programme was very structured and provided the foundation needed to help residents change their outlook on life; challenged their negative perceptions and allowed them to step out of their world and take a birds eye view of their situation.” Zaid Al-Sayyah – Employment and Training Manager
“Emma Sue led and devised a SME Mentoring Scheme in West London on which I was a mentor. Emma Sue is an inspiring and informed leader. Not only did she and her team design and deliver a scheme which yielded positive outcomes for both me, my mentee and the other partnerships, Emma ue also delivered invaluable business and business-relationship development sessions which were a huge benefit to all. She instilled a wonderfully collegiate atmosphere which allowed mentoring relationships to blossom in a creative and trusting environment.” – Nick Astor, Executive Producer Zubox; London
“I just wanted to say how much I appreciated your work on EQUIPT and what a consistently high quality your input was. No matter what DFID and others decide now the Baseline materials will stand the test of time, many of the trainers have now moved onto greater things and you can feel rightfully proud of your work.” David Pardoe, British Council
“I have worked with Emma Sue on a range of projects in the UK and internationally including management training events at the European Business School in London; communication skills and employability skills teacher training programmes and exams for students in Europe and Asia and in-company training programmes in South Africa and Abu Dhabi. I have found her to be creative and dynamic with imaginative and effective ways of working. I would thoroughly recommend her both personally and professionally.” Julian Kenny, Head of Teacher Development (language) at London Trinity College; Tonbridge UK
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